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Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Vith Wall Wiggles
I wish I knew back when I installed these that there are better ones out there (they are special order). I thought these were the good ones, they were the best they had in store (thats what I get for not checking online first). The wall studs in these are metal, but the wall where the pocket is wiggles when you push on it because of the connection at the floor and the metal studs are not as good as wood. Door seems to slide ok with some garage door synthetic lubricant and I dont forsee the wheels ever coming off the track, but the walls should be solid. If I ever do a pocket door again I will get the more solid frame set, and if it isnt solid I will disassemble and return it before drywalling and finishing.
April 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dean dont buy
This is complete garbage. I bought two of these. A year and a half later I am replacing them. This is Home Depot's own brand and replacement parts are not available. Home Depot does not carry the Johnson brand in the store as it competes with their own Everbrite brand. Do not buy this. If you do you will be replacing it soon....and no whining to Home Depot - they wont honor any warranty when it breaks.
July 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tsneller Spend your money on the Johnson Hardware kit
I installed two identical doors. One with this one and one with the Johnson Hardware. The difference between the two is amazing. The johnson kit is smooth and effortless. this one takes a strong pull to move the doors. Also, the plastic "locking" mechanism to keep the door on the rolling continually falls out, making the door rub the inside of the pocket, versus the metal lock on the Johnson door hardward. My doors are solid wood and heavy, but certianly no where near the 150# limit for both units. I can only surmise that the roller quality or design of the track is inadequate for a heavy door with this one.
October 6, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Patman Totally unacceptable! Poor quality and missing parts.
Half of the parts were missing on this unopened product. Zero hardware, including the rollers and every fastener.. The track was bent but could have been made useable. Also the actual length of the track was several inches shy of 72" which again could have been useable but an odd way to save a few pennies.. This purchase was a waste of valuable time. If you are in a bind (like I was) and have to have it, I strongly suggest you open the box in front of a HD associate and verify part count.
February 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Samson Johnson kit is worth the extra expense
When you calculate the cost of putting in a pocket door with the frame kit, slab, latch, painting, etc. the extra $40 for the much better quality Johnson Hardware frame kit is a good investment in having a door that slides easier from day one and will continue to do so for many years. This is not the place to scrimp.
Few things that are more difficult to fix later than a pocket door that does not work properly. The Johnston Hardware kit works better with heavier chipboard composite door slabs which in turn deaden sound better than the hollow core ones.
July 6, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by familygal Do NOT buy this one--it is the LOUDEST pocket door kit EVER
I have never written a review for a product before. We had two of these kits installed in our BRAND NEW BATHROOM and have regretted it ever since. The track and rollers are poorly made of cheap material which makes a scraping rattling sound every time the door opens or closes. The door is completely on track, but the rollers are noisy, and the door does not open or close smoothly. Our kids have woken up from the noise of the door opening and closing on the track. I visited a friend who has the Johnson brand sliding doors and was SHOCKED at how quietly her doors opened and closed. I would love to change out this awful hardware for the Johnson version, but it would entail ripping out drywall and some of our marble tiles which are expensive to replace and re-install. Had I known there was a difference in hardware for pocket doors I would have made certain my contractor did not cut corners. Do Not Buy this unless you want to regret it every time you open and close the door.
July 29, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by austinc3 Terrible quality, will cost you hours to fix
Inaccurate instructions, missing parts, wood pieces that don't align. The pocket was 1/2 in narrower in the middle of the door causing the door to scratch. This is a total piece of garbage. Even the trolleys are nearly impossible to latch.
It would take less time to go to a trade school, become a millwright, make your own straight track and install it than it does to fix this.
June 3, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Gunther19820 not a complete kit
The kit doesnt include the finish jambs... would be nice if that was noted on the box. I would have spent the money on a complete kit. Now I have to drive back out and buy the finish jambs so I can set the split studs.
On the plus side, the directions are somewhat clear. You have to know what you are doing to get this kit in correctly. A little intuition goes a long way...
I am using the kit with a 24" HC door, and the rollers seem fine, door slides easily, and doesnt bind.
July 9, 2013