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rhinester 03-01-2008 07:07 PM

what kind of header
 
Ok, so I have the typical one story rambler style house. My master bedroom closet has a 24" door right now and I want to put in 48" bifold doors. I don't think the wall in question is a load bearing wall since the back wall of the closet is the center of the house (I won't be doing anything to this wall).

The 24" opening has a 4x4 header now. I'll be taking out the four 2x4s acting as the existing casing plus and additional 2x4 that's only 6" away from the edge of the closet.

What size header do I need to put in for this new opening? And do I need to add shorter 2x4s between the celing and the header for the 2x4s that I am removing?

Thanks in advance for any help I get!

skymaster 03-01-2008 08:15 PM

new header full length of opening. 56" opening, full stud plus jack stud on each end with a 50" opening remaining for the RO for the door

jerryh3 03-01-2008 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by skymaster (Post 103412)
new header full length of opening. 56" opening, full stud plus jack stud on each end with a 50" opening remaining for the RO for the door

Two jacks on each side?

skymaster 03-01-2008 09:11 PM

ful king and a jack each end, yes my math was fuzzy eh? lol 53"
oh well damn alzheimer again :}:}

jerryh3 03-02-2008 05:28 AM

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Originally Posted by skymaster (Post 103423)
ful king and a jack each end, yes my math was fuzzy eh? lol 53"
oh well damn alzheimer again :}:}

Ok. Just checking. I though that's what you meant.

rhinester 03-02-2008 09:32 AM

So... what size header?????

jerryh3 03-02-2008 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by rhinester (Post 103494)
So... what size header?????

Non load bearing...2X6's.

rhinester 03-02-2008 09:42 AM

Thanks for the help. So I need 2 2x6s to cover or can I use a 4x6?

troubleseeker 03-02-2008 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by rhinester (Post 103498)
Thanks for the help. So I need 2 2x6s to cover or can I use a 4x6?

The 2 x6's with a 1/2" spacer have a much less chance of twisting then a solid 4 x 6 piece of timber.

big daddy-o 03-03-2008 08:34 AM

If this is a non load bearing, closet door, wall ,then no header is needed.


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