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Old 01-03-2014, 11:23 PM   #16
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That's funny---my assistant nailed one open a couple of weeks back---Long brads for the base moldings----
My boys did the same thing, OK so I did too. LOL

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Old 01-03-2014, 11:49 PM   #17
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Yes,you can--that 2x6 on top is a drywall nailer----frame the header out of 2x4s if you wish.

A tip ----pocket door frame kits use 1x4s as drywall nailers--if you fill in the spaces between them with 3/4" ply---the wall will be stiffer and hanging towel bars or other bath accessories much easier--
they also make pocket doors for 2x6 walls ,since this is an exterior wall maybe you should use one of those and fur out the wall to better insulate instead of 1x4 I think they are 1.5 thick . since you this far id do that.


nevermind i take it that's not an exterior wall , someone threw me off on that but if you want to insulate for sound might still be a good idea . also insulate around that wire in plate with foam .

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Just be aware that you can not use too long a screw or nail or you will nail the door open or shut.
Or use too long drywall screws so the points scratch the door as it is opened Been there- done that.....

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