Johnson pocket door wisdom?
Hi all you pocket-door experienced--
We are gearing up for a remodel in which we will have at least 3 pocket doors. I know from the forum the collective wisdom is to use Johnson Hardware, and I have looked over their website.
However, what I'd also like to know is, when you say, "use Johnson hardware", which hardware? Is the "residential" one good enough?
Also, do you usually buy the whole pocket kit (for the wall portion) or do you usually make your own (I will have a contractor, so should I have him use the stud kit from Johnson)?
And, finally, my spouse is insisting that the pocket doors for the toilet rooms have a lock (I think, if the door is closed, it is obviously in use, but apparently we need a lock).
What lock do you recommend for a pocket door? Any particular brand?
Will be redrawing my "final plan" and posting it later this week on the Build forum for collective final comments for those who are curious (because my spouse is of really no help on this!).
Thank you all!