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Old 02-05-2011, 07:57 PM   #31
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Hope you don't mind but I borrowed your pic to help. What you need to do is nail up 4 2x4's. You need 2 on each side to allow a nailing edge for your sheetrock. Nail the outer 2 right up against the edge and set the inner 2 at the desired width. Make sure to account for thickness of drywall on the inside of the opening so your doors will still fit.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:54 PM   #32
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Get some beer and pizza, we'll be over and have it done in 20 minutes.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:13 PM   #33
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At some point in this project, you're going to have to decide to put some effort into it. This DIY stuff has a learning curve. If you're not willing to put the time into learning how to do it, as bob said, "put up a sheet."
And so far, he's put more effort into this then you.
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Well....research instead of trial and error is putting effort into it. Not sure what you mean. "bob" is kind but since this is a forum I can ask for advice and hope some
people understand that I am not a pro.....which I came here in the first place.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:36 PM   #34
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Well....research instead of trial and error is putting effort into it. Not sure what you mean. "bob" is kind but since this is a forum I can ask for advice and hope some
people understand that I am not a pro.....which I came here in the first place.
The problem with you is that you've been told many times how to frame in the opening.You keep coming back and not even giving any effort to try and understand what we are saying to you. You come back and say, what if I use a different door. You keep claiming your not a pro, we know that already, but you give no effort at all to try and understand.

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You put 2x4's in between the gaps. Can you explain what the problem is?

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Problem is left gap is 7 inches. Right one is 5 inches.
What kind of answer is that? Frame the opening to the rough opening centered in the doorway. Are you even willing to try and understand how to use a 2x4 and a piece of sheetrock? If you can't even handle a full explanation from everyone here, how can you even possibly do this job? Hire someone.

Your asking the questions, you got your answers but your not willing to learn how to cut and nail up a 2x4 to frame in an opening. Do you want us all to come over and frame this for you?
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:43 PM   #35
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Hope you don't mind but I borrowed your pic to help. What you need to do is nail up 4 2x4's. You need 2 on each side to allow a nailing edge for your sheetrock. Nail the outer 2 right up against the edge and set the inner 2 at the desired width. Make sure to account for thickness of drywall on the inside of the opening so your doors will still fit.
To be honest this is a storage area door. I dont need sheetrock since nobody will see it as much since its in a back area in another enclosed room. I dont need anything fancy. Just thought I would add that. Everyone else wants to just talk about how wrong I am which I'll ignore.
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To be honest this is a storage area door. I dont need sheetrock since nobody will see it as much since its in a back area in another enclosed room. I dont need anything fancy. Just thought I would add that. Everyone else wants to just talk about how wrong I am which I'll ignore.
So then what's the problem just hang the doors and be done with it. Don't pack in to the rough opening since you are not willing to learn how to cut and nail up a 2x4. Why did you even ask the question if you don't want to do what you have been told to do?
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So then what's the problem just hang the doors and be done with it. Don't pack in to the rough opening since you are not willing to learn how to cut and nail up a 2x4. Why did you even ask the question if you don't want to do what you have been told to do?
I can learn. Nobody said I couldn't. Looking at my options Joe.
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I can learn. Nobody said I couldn't. Looking at my options Joe.
You keep avoiding your simple options. You have a rough opening that is bigger than what you need. The simple and easy thing to do is frame in both side of the opening so that the door is centered in the opening. Doesn't matter that one side is 7" and the other side is 5". Do you know how to make a center mark?

What is the problem with centering the opening and filling it in to the correct size rough opening for your door?

What don't you understand????
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Not trying to offend anyone but there seems to be lots of hostility coming out of this thread...

Dinosaur you have many good options listed here. Let us know exactly which you decide to go with and we can give more precise instructions.
This project is much simpler than its being made out to be.
Ultimately its your house and your call on how ya want it done.
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Not trying to offend anyone but there seems to be lots of hostility coming out of this thread...

Dinosaur you have many good options listed here. Let us know exactly which you decide to go with and we can give more precise instructions.
This project is much simpler than its being made out to be.
Ultimately its your house and your call on how ya want it done.
I agree.
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Forgive me. This thread has given me a great laugh. Thanks.
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Forgive me. This thread has given me a great laugh. Thanks.
Yeah forums can be harsh for some unknown reason.
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Not trying to offend anyone but there seems to be lots of hostility coming out of this thread...

How? You explain to the guy what to do and ask him a question. He comes back not even acknowledging the question and then says, "What if I use a different door?". He's not making any effort to even try and understand what we are talking about. What good is explaining something to the guy and answering his questions when he doesn't even pay attention to what is being said?

It's almost like it's a joke now. Everyone is trying to help the guy but he has to help himself. And your saying that there's hostility on this thread. What about him. He should appreciate the time everyone is putting towards him and explaining to him over and over what to do and one guy drew it for him. He's the one that is being inconsiderate now.
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How? You explain to the guy what to do and ask him a question. He comes back not even acknowledging the question and then says, "What if I use a different door?". He's not making any effort to even try and understand what we are talking about. What good is explaining something to the guy and answering his questions when he doesn't even pay attention to what is being said?

It's almost like it's a joke now. Everyone is trying to help the guy but he has to help himself. And your saying that there's hostility on this thread. What about him. He should appreciate the time everyone is putting towards him and explaining to him over and over what to do and one guy drew it for him. He's the one that is being inconsiderate now.
I wasnt talking directly at you joe was just stating in general. I do totally agree with ya tho. There should be more than enough info here to finish the job. This thread is about 2 pages too long lol Im out, Good Luck
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Everyone is/was trying to help here, that is obvious. Guys, let's do one of two things so we don't end up moderating this thread, because I/we would rather not have to do that:

1) If your post is not helpful or productive, don't post it. The bickering is completely unnecessary.

2) If there's a continued failure to communicate with each other, part ways without trying to get the last word.

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