Pocket Door Hardware Refurbish

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Pocket Door Hardware Refurbish

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Hi All -

I just moved into a new construction and to say the least the quality of the various subcontractors was hit or miss. The indoor hardware on doors, drawers, cabinets, etc. was a bit of a mess, and one issue i just found is that the latch on a pocket door to a Jack and Jill bathroom fell off. You can see the notch in the door in Pic 1, a closeup in Pic 2, and the hardware that was there in Pic 3.

I’m going to reinforce the back of the notch with a shard of 1x2 pine and reattach the hardware. My question is in the closeup of Pic 2 - does anyone know what these metal spikes / chards are coming from the door into the notch? I thought it may be finishing nails or something but i cant really tell. It almost looks like mini rebar reinforcements.

Any help in IDing this would be greatly appreciated!


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Re: Pocket Door Hardware Refurbish

Post by bhutchinson87 »

I'm not very familiar with the construction of residential doors, but those look like staples to me. Possibly securing either the hollow core or lock block to the door frame.

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Re: Pocket Door Hardware Refurbish

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Wakedog wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:46 pm
Hi All -

I just moved into a new construction and to say the least the quality of the various subcontractors was hit or miss. The indoor hardware on doors, drawers, cabinets, etc. was a bit of a mess, and one issue i just found is that the latch on a pocket door to a Jack and Jill bathroom fell off. You can see the notch in the door in Pic 1, a closeup in Pic 2, and the hardware that was there in Pic 3.

I’m going to reinforce the back of the notch with a shard of 1x2 pine and reattach the hardware. My question is in the closeup of Pic 2 - does anyone know what these metal spikes / chards are coming from the door into the notch? I thought it may be finishing nails or something but i cant really tell. It almost looks like mini rebar reinforcements.

Any help in IDing this would be greatly appreciated!


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Looks like staples to me. They can vary in length. Must be from the construction of the door. Hollow core should just have a strip of MDF or similar material around the edges and those must somehow keep the frame together. I would just clip them if it’s getting in the way as the whole door should also have them around the exterior edges.

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