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Old 01-20-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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I'm developing my basement and am currently scratching my head on the framing.
Installing two doors, 1 to bathroom and 1 to furnace room. Problem I got is the rough in height, due to duct work in these areas in only able to get 80" height, so unable to put headers n cripple studs in. These are non load beating walls. Can I omit the cripples? I'm in alberta Canada and I'm not sure on the code for this over here.

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:18 AM   #2
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There is no need for cripples in a nonload bearing wall.
Still going to have to cut off the doors or special order one
You need a bare minumum of 81" just for the rough open to get the door in, and that would leave you no room for the trim.
To make this area legal you need 7' of head room and points of egress.

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As joe mentioned, you really don't need anything at all above the door in this scenario, but you'll probably need to cut the door down anyway.
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Try a Homedepot near you. The ones near me carry 78" door. They need an 80" rough opening
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Cutting doors down is of course cheaper than special ordering them. If your handy enough to finish a basement than I'm quite sure you can cut the doors down and save yourself some dough!
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As joe mentioned, you really don't need anything at all above the door in this scenario, but you'll probably need to cut the door down anyway.
So basically you're saying, top plate bottom plate jack n king studs and I should be ok with inspection?

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I can't say what is or is not code in your area, but around here framing in a basement is pretty close to anything goes. There are no load bearing walls or anything like that, no load from above, so headers, etc are unnecessary from a technical aspect. That said, it is probably best to frame everything "conventionally", just don't sweat it if you have to do some funky stuff to get around ductwork etc... Not sure what you mean by a bottom plate in the door opening tho... That would be a tripping hazard.
Ultimately, you want to know what your inspector is looking for, so just give him a call and ask.
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