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pocket door questions

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We are going to have 2 pocket doors in our new home. But, I have a couple questions that this group might be able to help with as I’m getting conflicting info.

If the opening calls for a 30”x84” door, do I need to get a door that is slightly larger to allow for the 3/4” that remains in the pocket when the door is closed? At only 30” wide I’d hate to sacrifice that 3/4” but maybe I’m overthinking it.

The other door will have an arched opening (drywalling an arch around the frame - could be a nightmare, I know) and the opening is 32x84. Is the peak of the arch generally the 84” and it arches from there?

Sorry for what are likely basic questions.

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