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Old 03-11-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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Hello all,

This isn't my first door install but it has been over 10 years since I did one!



I haven't done one on an exterior wall and am sure there is some things to take into consideration due to it being a load bearing wall/exterior.The foundation is a slab so I am just trying to clarify before doing anything. I will be following these instructions to help minimize screwing up. I will post my Q's in number format.
  1. With this being a slab will I end up cutting the soleplate down to the slab/floor?
  2. I think I will only need to remove one stud to install the door(not sure yet) will I have to add supports temporarily? Whats the rule of thumb on this?
The picture with the stool is the interior side of the wall where the door is going. The second picture is the opposite side into the garage(sorry for the ugly stove in the way). On the right of the stove is an interior wall. If you guys need to see a more specific picture I can get it up quickly.

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Old 03-15-2013, 06:28 AM   #2
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Only one stud u should be fine just make sure to put a header with your king n jack studs when you framed it

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+1

Set on the slab is fine and pretty common in garage applications.

You will need, as the poster above mentioned, to put in a load bearing header above the door to displace the load around the door frame. I always double up jack studs if I have room but with the small span in this case, it isn't paramount.
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You are installing a steel door with no window in it, right? (fire code)
By busting up the sheetrock like that you made the repair a whole lot more involved.
Should have just cut the rock along the side of a stud in a straight line.
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You are installing a steel door with no window in it, right? (fire code)
By busting up the sheetrock like that you made the repair a whole lot more involved.
Should have just cut the rock along the side of a stud in a straight line.
You can get a code compliant door with a window. Needs to be 1-3/4 thick solid core though.
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