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Old 03-30-2011, 09:31 PM   #1
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Hello everybody.

I'm looking to remove an interior door(that's not required by code) and seal it over with drywall. Just a quick question about the framing.....

1)Do I need to remove anything other than the moulding and the casing?
2)Do I need to add a bottom plate?
3)Can I leave the jack studs and king stud in place and just add a 2x4 in between?
4)Best to use nails or screws?

This forum is so helpful. Thanks to anyone in advance for your input!

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Hello everybody.

I'm looking to remove an interior door(that's not required by code) and seal it over with drywall. Just a quick question about the framing.....

1)Do I need to remove anything other than the moulding and the casing?
2)Do I need to add a bottom plate?
3)Can I leave the jack studs and king stud in place and just add a 2x4 in between?
4)Best to use nails or screws?

This forum is so helpful. Thanks to anyone in advance for your input!
1) No
2) Yes
3) Yes
4) Screws

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Hello everybody.

I'm looking to remove an interior door(that's not required by code) and seal it over with drywall. Just a quick question about the framing.....

1)Do I need to remove anything other than the moulding and the casing?
2)Do I need to add a bottom plate?
3)Can I leave the jack studs and king stud in place and just add a 2x4 in between?
4)Best to use nails or screws?

This forum is so helpful. Thanks to anyone in advance for your input!
You remove the entire door frame and the molding.
You install a bottom plate.
You can use nails(10D) or screws(2 1/2-3" )
Keep the framing in place that's there.
Add enough 2x4's to keep the spacing about 14 1/2" between studs.
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You remove the entire door frame and the molding.
You install a bottom plate.
You can use nails(10D) or screws(2 1/2-3" )
Keep the framing in place that's there.
Add enough 2x4's to keep the spacing about 14 1/2" between studs.
Ron
Seconded, although, as a remodeler, I often use screws to avoid shaking surrounding areas with hammer vibrations
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Remove the door, casing, and jamb.
Insall the bottom plate
Add stud to each jack stud, Add studs for spacing in between
Make sure framing is flush to existing then drywall
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Thanks to everyone for their advice. Went well.......despite one minor hiccup.

I take everything off and realize that I have 5" studs. Luckily the guy at Home Depot was cool and ripped down 2x6s(although I think he wasn't supposed to) for me as I really wasn't too comfortable doing it myself.

Thanks again!

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