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kyungyun 09-14-2012 08:35 PM

Framing door from scratch
I was told from builder that door to the garage from inside house is ready to install. That means frame was done inside drywall. So I went ahead to crack the drywall from the garage side, leave inside drywall as is.
And I realized that there is no frame. I noticed no header up there. There is just 16"apart stud.
Now I have outside drywall open and I gotta get this donn somehow.


Can I knock down middle stud and build trim stud and header and so on? Kinda I think backward.
Than my rough open will be too narrow.

What should I do to get my door done?

joecaption 09-14-2012 08:43 PM

Going to have to cut the sheetrock out far more then one stud bay.
It's easyer to cut it from floor to ceiling, much easer to patch a new piece in.

chrisBC 09-14-2012 11:22 PM

To determine what/if you need a full-size header, you need to figure out if the wall is loadbearing or not. If not loadbearing, then a 2x4 on the flat is fine. If loadbearing, then you will need to frame a loadbearing header.

kyungyun 09-24-2012 11:19 AM

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Job well done. Thanks for all guy reply me.

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