Just noticed when closing my pocket door, it seemed to have bellied out on the top making it difficult to open and close. There is an air condition on so wouldn't be from the heat. Wondering why this happened and can it be fixed or do I need to buy a new door.
Not sure what bellied out means.
Got a picture?
Here is a picture of the door. The problem area is the top part of the door.
Sorry the pictures way to small.
Sorry will not let me upload anything larger
Crysta, try these suggestions:
1. Check Simply_Me's good instructions in "The porch that went bad" post under Outdoor Projects in the Home Improvement Section":
2. Or Click on Tools below the DIY Message Boards toolbar, then click Help, then "How to Post Photos."
Are you trying to say that the top of the door is swollen and expanded?
by holding the ctrl. button on my keyboard while rolling the wheel on the mouse, I was able to expand the photo. But it's still a bad pic. try another photo and post it with www.photobucket.com
That's a neat trick, Nona. I wasn't aware a photo could be enlarged that way.
Ok tried uploading picture
Yes the top part is swollen on one side, you can actually push it in if you press hard enough, but once you let go it pops out. So when you're sliding it back the top part about 12inches of the door is scrapping on the side. Hope this make sense, sorry hard to explain.
sorry , still don't have the pic. , but, it sounds like the panel is delaminating and the glue between the skin and the frame has deteriorated, try reglueing and using a brad or pin nailer re secure it
And, Sprite, see what you can learn from an old fa*t This message has been edited. Last edited by: nona,
OK I think the picture is there now
Crysta, I don't see any change in the picture. Your description is fine; I can visualize the outside layer of the door separating from the rest of the door. I've seen it a few times - the outside layer almost kind of buckles and creates a space between it and the internal layers. Nona described it more technically and better than I can.
Oh, hey, what's this "old" business?!
You're only as old as you feel. And I prefer to think that as I age I'm not getting old but rather becoming more vintage, like a good wine. So, Nona, think of yourself as a bottle of fine wine!
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Your door is bowed and delaminated. You can spend a lot of time to try to glue it back and plane it out - only to get a not-too-good result. Or, just order a new door. If it's a solid core it's still only going to run about $125. Half that if it's hollow.
it doesn't really matter, but I still cant get the photo, nor a link to it. any help here ?
Crysta has posted a much larger photo in this same section, in a post titled "Crysta". It shows the bowing of the door at the top and in the lower part.
Try this - I "detached" the image:
I was unsuccessful in copying into this response though. Post back if you still can't see it.
Thank you Garden Sprite, I'm glad you can see itThis message has been edited. Last edited by: crysta,
Well It looks like I'll have to get a new door, just very strange one day it was fine and the next day this happened. I want to thank everyone for all your help. I know I will be posting more, since I am remodeling my home and will be in need of some good advice
Crysta, just to clarify: this happened literally overnight? I've been wondering what caused this to happen so suddenly, or perhaps that's part of the characteristic of the delamination.This message has been edited. Last edited by: GardenSprite,
I had the door for about 8 months or so, not really an old door and it was fine, Also have 2 other pocket doors and they are all fine. Just went to shut this one and had a hard time doing so. If you press hard enough it will pop in only to pop back out when you let go.
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