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    Pocket Door Question

    I have a pocket door going to the laundry room that's been damaged and I want to replace just the door -- the rest of it is fine. Problem is I can't figure out how to get the door off the tracks It will not lift straight up and off -- the upper rollers are too fat come out of the tracks.

    There must be a way to remove the door without busting the wall open -- HELP!

    Tony, BCE '75

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    most doors are accessable after you remove the head piece of casing.
    without knowing what hardware was used i can`t offer any more advice
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    You might try checking just inside the wall for an opening that will allow the rollers to lift out. My last house had a pocket door, and there was an opening in the tracks just inside the wall that would fit one roller at a time. In other words, you rolled the door into the pocket, lifted one edge out of the track, then slid the door (on a single roller) to where the door was closed, then you could remove the other roller.
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    Just to add to the confusion, mine hang on the rollers. You have to remove a clip and then you lift the door up and remove it from the rollers.
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    Any chance of seeing several pictures of the hardware and the hanging situation? We can make it work Tony, just don't bust out anything yet, maybe later!

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    You may have segmented tracks, one of which could be unscrewed when the door is retracted.
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    Thanks All -- I GOT IT !!

    After removing the head piece on the casing (THANKS TOD!) I saw it. The rollers do not come off, but by loosening the upper nut the 'hanger' slides off through a slot on the bracket attached to the door.

    Sorry, the pic is BAD -- but you should get the picture.

    Thanks All - I appreciate the leads. And you were right Shaz, didn't have to bust anything out
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    Tony, BCE '75

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    The one I installed in our basement bath has levers that lock to the roller assembly. There's more than one way to skin a cat!

    Glad you go it Tony!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    The one I installed in our basement bath has levers that lock to the roller assembly. There's more than one way to skin a cat!
    I was so focused on lifting the rollers off the track, I didn't look for anything else!

    Tony, BCE '75

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