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doneright232 01-27-2012 03:26 PM

Pocket Doors and unlevel Floor
 
When installing 2 new walls, one for a closet and one for 2 pocket doors to be installed, shouldn't the whole floor be measured for levelness first? Two walls were torn down in order to extend the bathroom out a bit, one side into the master bedroom and one side into the walk in closet. Thank you for your advice!

woodworkbykirk 01-27-2012 04:05 PM

the header track in the pocket door kit HAS to be installed perfectly level, find the high side on the floor and use this as your point of reference when levelling across to the other end of the wall opening where the track is set.

by doing this all that will happen is the door will be higher off the floor than the opposite side.. if you do this backwards the door will rub on the floor or not slide at all which means cutting the door down

abracaboom 01-27-2012 06:51 PM

What would you do if the floor wasn't level? Rebuild it? You only care if it's level where the doors are going to be, so you can set them at the right height, like Kirk explained.

Zanfirico 01-27-2012 07:33 PM

You could be super-fly and measure and cut the door bottom at an angle so when closed, the door would maintain a constant distance to the floor. When open, you won't see a thing. Crazy, maybe, but awesome, you bet!

joecaption 01-27-2012 07:39 PM

Go under the floor and fix what's causing it to be out of level.
Setting a couple of piers on footers and a doubled up 2 X 8"s to form a beam may be all it takes.

woodworkbykirk 01-27-2012 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 836450)
Go under the floor and fix what's causing it to be out of level.
Setting a couple of piers on footers and a doubled up 2 X 8"s to form a beam may be all it takes.

the floor could be out of level for any number of reasons. house has settle unevenly causing one end of the house to be lower than the other.... a load bearing wall may have been removed by previous owners.. house may have never been built level to begin with.


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