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Old 09-20-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
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I have purchased a larger door with a side window that is 54.25 " X 82" and the old opening is 35"X82"whats the eaisest cheapest way to redo the opening to fit the larger door ? also this is a maufactured home if it makes a difference. the measurments are for the frame not the door.


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Old 09-21-2010, 06:56 AM   #2
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Not sure about manufactured home construction, but in normal house construction, any opening needs a header to support the sturcture above the opening and the span. I assume it is the same in manufactured homes. You need to open the wall and make a new header.

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Pretty major job you are looking at.

Remove interior wall surface (drywall?)

Remove exterior siding and sheathing

Relocate any wiring in proposed opening

Built temporary wall inside to support roof. (Assuming a single story building, this does not have to be overly heavy duty for a manufactured home)

Cut out as many studs as required.

Build new header to cover new opening plus 3 inches on each end (6 inches total for 4 jack studs).

Install king stud and 2 jack studs on either side of opening.

Replace sheathing and interior wall surface.

Install new door

Replace siding
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And look below to see if you have bearing (1-1/2" rim joist- compare to old) under the new point loads. Check for wiring or plumbing in the way while down-under. Turn off power to area, switches and outlets.

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I have purchased a larger door with a side window that is 54.25 " X 82" and the old opening is 35"X82"whats the eaisest cheapest way to redo the opening to fit the larger door ? also this is a maufactured home if it makes a difference. the measurments are for the frame not the door.
Do you mean a Modular Home?
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