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Replacing a Sliding Door

Getting it out of pocket is the first step

Ask This Old House Crew
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Q:

How do I remove and replace a sliding pocket door?

— David, Seattle, WA

A:

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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