When working on a construction project, builders can be apprehensive when it comes to using new hardware. That's why the Cavity Sliders team is always available to help explain or troubleshoot when using our product. When Ken Dyer of Dyer Construction in Santa Rosa, CA wanted to help train his team on the assembly and installation of the Cavity Slider Pocket Frame, Margot Scheltens, our Regional Sales Manager, was happy to oblige!
This home is actually a rebuild of a home that had burned down in a grass fire that wiped out the entire neighborhood. The project was placed in the hands of Dyer Construction's team of experts who specified 8 Cavity Slider Pocket Frames for their pocket doors. Dyer Construction has over 20 years of experience in residential and commercial projects and was a perfect fit to help replace the home that was lost.
CS Cavity Slider Pocket Frame Details
Margot Scheltens, Dan O'Hara from Prosource Marketing, and Wil Hays from Orepac Building Products visited with the team to give a rundown on some of the key details that set the Cavity Slider pocket frame apart from the traditional wooden alternative frames.
The Jamb Spreader
Margot Scheltens showing how to place the Jamb Spreader in the Cavity Slider Pocket Frame
As discussed in a previous post, The Jamb Spreader ensures that the CS Cavity Slider Pocket Frame's split jambs are not compressed after installation. Once installed, the split jambs of the Cavity Slider Pocket Frame should be rounded out to accommodate any slight bowing of the door and allow door hardware to clear the jambs. Using the Jamb Spreader ensures the round out is maintained when fixing drywall or any other construction components during the build.
State of the Art Running Gear
Matt Risinger showing the M8 Carriages' features
One of the major issues with pocket doors is the poor quality running gear. Cavity Slider's team of engineers have developed carriages with large diameter wheels with precision ground bearings. The M8 body is made from cast stainless steel for strength and reliability. In addition, our tracks are made from heavy-duty extruded aluminum and are radiused to reduce friction and allow for dust to be pushed into the gutters so that the door always slides smoothly.
T-Guide installed in Cavity Slider Pocket Frame
Another issue with traditional pocket doors is that the doors tend to wobble and make noise when opening or closing the door. The CS Cavity Slider Pocket Frame combats this with our T-Guide. When preparing your door, a 1/4" groove is cut at the base. The T-Guide slides into the slot at the base of the Cavity Slider. The T-Guide ensures the door remains straight and virtually removes any chance of door wobble. There are two different T-Guides provided in the kitset, one at 1-1/4" tall and one at 2" tall. You would choose your T-Guide based on your finished floor thickness. and if the door groove is cut too wide, you can adjust the guide accordingly.
Cavity Sliders has you Covered
After Margot and the team's tutorial, the contractors on site were able to make quick work of the additional seven frames for the home remodel. The Cavity Slider Kitsets and carriages were sourced through Homewood Building Supply in Roseville, CA
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