Pocket Door Operator

The GDA New Style Pocket Door Opener

Benefits
-Designed for new or existing construction
-Simple to install
-Can be Totally concealed when installed
-Extremely reliable
-Virtually silent
-Available in most any size desired
-Can be activated by most any method desired (You decide)
-Can be totally pneumatic or interfaced with low voltage (customer choice)
-Door can be manually used if system should ever fail
-Extremely safe when installed and adjusted properly
-Pocket Doors offer an average of 40-square feet of living space over swing doors on average
-Use to automate that secret door, safe room, home theater, wide screen TV and more

How we build it

Gentleman Door takes the Johnson Hardware model 100PD pocket door track assembly and builds there operator directly onto the side of the 100PD track assembly. Thus when you install the pocket door track our hardware is already installed. At this time all you need to do is simply run the airlines (5/32” plastic airline) that control the operator.

The measurements of the system are as follows... If you have a 36” opening the track will be a total of 76” in length. We require 5” in additional length to accommodate our hardware, thus the added length. The total width of the operator mounted on the track assembly will be 3” wide.

How it’s installed

From the operator / track assembly you will need to run two airlines to the control box. One line will open the door and the other will close the door.

From the control box you will need to run one airline to the air source of which is a small tank mounted compressor.

Note: Most people opt to mount the control box inside the wall with an access panel as the controls must be in sight of the door so that you can make the final adjustments. The control box is approximately 5”square and 2.5” deep.

Being as how the operator when installed measures 3” wide you may want to use a 2x6 wall instead of a standard 2x4 wall when possible. This only makes it easier to finish the wall with sheet rock and related. A good carpenter however can make it look appeasing to the eye with ease with the standard 2x4 wall if space is an issue by shimming out one side of the wall to accommodate for the operator of which will protrude about 1/2” or the thickness of the sheet rock.

Pick your Pocket Door Operator

We offer multiple pocket door operators and they are as follows:

Surface Mounted Pocket Door Operators
-Ideal for where you have an existing swing door but would like to install a pocket door
-Ideal for bathrooms where you are remodeling but don't want to open the walls. Simply remove the swing door hang our operator and your done. Landlords will love this because you are not causing major structural damage to the house or apartment.
-Can be removed and re-installed on a different door if you were to move
-Access control can be anything from a light switch, door bell or hand held remote Watch the Video and see it's ease of operation!!

Available in multiple sizes.

The basic kit for doors measuring up to 36" wide the starting price is $850.00

To obtain your total cost with different options available please feel free to call at anytime.

Existing Pocket Doors:

For existing pocket doors we offer a naked operator that is very much like our patio door operator ( See Patio Door Operators ) This is designed to easily retrofit to your existing pocket door. With this model it will be visible as it is surface mounted. Also you will lose about 1.5” of travel on the opening side as the cylinder will mount on the face of the door.

Suggested Retail for doors up to 36” finished opening size are $500.00

Over a 36” finished opening call for pricing

To obtain your total cost with different options available please feel free to call at anytime.

 

New construction: We offer multiple operators for new construction and they are as follows:

Option One & Most Wanted

Bells and Whistles New Style Operator operates in the following manner:

Very much like an elevator door when the door is activated it will automatically open and stay open for a predetermined time and then close automatically.

If it should feel an obstacle in it's path it will reopen automatically and stay open for the predetermined amount of time already set.

If you elect to manually open the door and move the door approximately 1/2” the system will engage and open automatically and the timer will engage once again.

The operator is built onto the side of a Johnson Hardware model 100-PD pocket door track and we ship the unit in kit form for ease of installation.

This model can be used with a simple door bell ( not included ) or any access control system that offers a momentary contact such as Lutron or similar.

Suggested Retail for doors up to 36” finished opening size are $1200.00

Suggested Retail for doors measuring 37” thru 42” the cost is $1299.00

Over a 42” finished opening scroll down to our "Rodless Cylinder Operator"

Option Two

Our Basic New Style Pocket Door Operator with a low voltage timer

The Basic Operator can also be used with a door bell or similar access control device that has momentary contact.

When the door is activated it will open for a predetermined time and then close automatically. When closing should it feel an obstacle in it's path it will build up a slight amount of pressure and simply go to rest. At that point you can either activate the door again or simply slide the door open to pass through.

The operator is built onto the side of a Johnson Hardware model 100-PD pocket door track and we ship the unit in kit form for ease of installation.

Suggested Retail for doors up to 36” finished opening size are $750.00

Suggested Retail for doors measuring 37” thru 42” the cost is $850.00

Over a 42” finished opening scroll down to the "Rodless Cylinder Operator"

Option Three

The Rodless Cylinder Pocket Door Operators

This model with any or all of the above features you may want.

What makes this operator unique is that for finished entryways of over 42” in total width we need a solid arm unit to open the door rather than a cylinder / piston type. We can custom build this unit for lengths of up to 12-feet in length.

The access method can still be most anything you can want or desire. Just tell us what you are wanting to do and we can build it with no problem.

The Rodless Operator is a surface mounted unit that when completed you can build a casing over to hide from view if so desired.

The mounting of the Rodless Cylinder to the pocket door is done by bringing an arm down and attaching it to the front roller of the door. Thus it will slide the door open and closed completely.

Suggested Retail for doors up to 48” finished opening $1500.00

Over 48” Finished opening call or write for pricing

Whats Included with my Automatic Pocket Door Kit ?

We include the following materials where applicable for your operator:

Johnson Hardware model 100PD pocket door track

Hangers to mount your door onto our stainless steel rollers

100 feet of 5/32” in diameter airline with compressor fitting

Installation instructions

Hand Held remote with receiver where applicable

90-day unconditional warranty with one year mechanical warranty

What's NOT Included with the Automatic Pocket Door Kit ?

We do NOT include the following:

Air Source ( compressor )
The Door itself
Wall Studs ( 1x3 metal covered studs for enclosing the pocket door )
Labor

Air Source
Being as how all our products are pneumatic in operation and no two situations are the same we do not include the air supply.

The compressors that we recommend are relatively quiet and have a decibel rating between 60 and 70 whereas the human voice is estimated at 65 decibels. Which compressor we recommend is determined by the amount of traffic expected as well as the number of doors being automated.

Special Note!! When using an air compressor it is possible to control every door and window in a home. We have done as many as 28-doors and windows on a single compressor.

Other applications for our Pocket Door Operator

Entertainment center
Hidden rooms
Moving bookshelves
Speak Easy rooms for the Elite Customer Home theaters Tour buses Yachts High end offices

For More Information send an e-mail to Terry Robinson

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