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  1. Spudz

    Spudz Guest

    Gotta contact a pocket door. never tried to contact one of these before.
    wires coming in from below with crawl access or can still get wire anywhere
    for next few days. any tips greatly appreciated. TIA
     
  2. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    Got a picture?? On most wooden pocket doors, you can put the contact
    (3/8") in the frame just under the latch (closer to the floor if you're
    coming up from there), then put a concealed magnet in the door (abutting
    the contact).
     
  3. Piece of cake, friend. About 2" above the floor, drill a 3/8" hole into the
    door frame, parallel to the floor. Slip just the tip of a 16" long by 1/4"
    diameter bit into the hole. Drill down to the basement at a 60º angle off the
    floor and slightly sideways so the drill takes a compound angle. That way if
    you happen to be above a joist the bit will come out the side instead of
    having to bore all the way through. Use any press-fit, 3/8" contact. The
    feeler bit will cut a small notch at the top of the 3/8" hole. After
    inserting the contact, touch up with colored wood putty.

    Basically, you're doing the same thing you might do for a wood-framed slider.
    Enjoy.

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  4. JoeRaisin

    JoeRaisin Guest

    Single door or double door?
     
  5. Spudz

    Spudz Guest

    single
     
  6. JoeRaisin

    JoeRaisin Guest

    Then the others have already given you the best advice.
     
  7. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    hopefully that pocket door has a secure latching mech. ...the one's I've
    seen the past 15 years all had crappy locks.


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    | Spudz wrote:
    | > | >> Spudz wrote:
    | >>> Gotta contact a pocket door. never tried to contact one of these
    before.
    | >>> wires coming in from below with crawl access or can still get wire
    | >>> anywhere for next few days. any tips greatly appreciated. TIA
    | >> Single door or double door?
    | >
    | > single
    | >
    | >
    | Then the others have already given you the best advice.
     
  8. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    Pocket doors (in Canada) are "sloppy" on purpose. We have to make them
    that way to make up for the way changing weather conditions affect the
    Igloo's interior.
     
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