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Old 04-15-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
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Ok ... Framing a rough door opening in a basement under the floor joist support beam in the center of the house. It has low clearance (78") and I want to try to keep as much as possible. The support beam above is 3 2x16s sandwiched together (4.5" width from underneath). Do I have to nail a 2x4 header up to those and lose another 1.5"? Also, do I need two studs still on either side of the door since no stud would be crippled?

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I'd put the framing on either side as a support for the jamb and backing for the trim. If you don't put it on top, the jamb will be tight to the beam with no room for trim. You would decide if the ascetics is more important then the door height.
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:34 AM   #3
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Always use double trimmers.
Gives nailing for trim and better strength for hinges.
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So any problem then with a header flush to the beams?
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Nope
Don't even need one.
With the head room issue, I would just install my head jamb directly to the beam.
It will only accept a small piece of trim but ....it's a basement and head room is the priority.

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Nope
Don't even need one.
With the head room issue, I would just install my head jamb directly to the beam.
It will only accept a small piece of trim but ....it's a basement and head room is the priority.
Awesome ... Thanks for the advice I think I'll head down there and do that today.
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good luck...

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Thanks! Went off without too much problem! I'll be posting some pics up here in the project section tomorrow I hope!

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