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Old 10-24-2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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I have a sliding door on one of my bathrooms. I have no idea how to remove the thing. There is a rail above and what appear to be white teflon-like rollers gripping both the inner and outer groove of the rail. I see no way to "unhook" the door so I can take it out. I need to get into the space in the wall where it tucks away so I can repair what I believe to be an air leak from the crawl space which has kind of a musty odor in the rainy season when the earth in the crawl space becomes saturated with moisture... and probably mold spores. I can feel a small air current coming from that space in the wall more near the floor than anywhere else.
Help. I am perhaps the most unhandy person on the planet

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Old 10-25-2007, 04:09 AM   #2
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A "sliding door" (aka a pocket door) can be removed by removing the door casing trim, and then lifting the door out.
However, if it's over a crawlspace, I would seal the air crack with a caulking gun and silicone caulk (and a strip of wood if necessary) from underneath the house.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:27 AM   #3
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Go into crawlspace with a flashlight and something that produces smoke. (i.e. a candle you can light, then blow out). Make some smoke under the suspected leak spot. If you have a leak drafting iinto house, smoke will show its location. Seal from below.
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I would avoid the open flame and just put a light source shining into the pocket area and go into the crawl space and find the light shining through the opening. Seal it according to it's size. Narrow, use caulking. Wider then 1/4", cover it with a piece of wood.
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I agree with ron, regarding the open flame. Better safe than sorry ...afterwards seal the crack with caulking.

And klutzykal, please don't discount yourself as being unhandy...

Good luck!

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A "sliding door" (aka a pocket door) can be removed by removing the door casing trim, and then lifting the door out.
However, if it's over a crawlspace, I would seal the air crack with a caulking gun and silicone caulk (and a strip of wood if necessary) from underneath the house.
Good Luck!
Mike
How do I remove the casing frame?
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How do I remove the casing frame?
With a pry bar?

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