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Replacing a Sliding Door

Getting it out of pocket is the first step

Ask This Old House Crew
Photo by Matt Kalinowski

How do I remove and replace a sliding pocket door?

— David, Seattle, WA


Tom Silva replies: After removing one side of the trim around the door, bring the door into the opening. On the top, you'll see rollers and a lock nut that needs to be loosened. Pull the door toward you and it will come away from the brackets. Reverse the process to replace.


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