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Old 03-01-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
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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?

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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

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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?
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ful king and a jack each end, yes my math was fuzzy eh? lol 53"
oh well damn alzheimer again :}:}
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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.
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So... what size header?????
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So... what size header?????
Non load bearing...2X6's.
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Thanks for the help. So I need 2 2x6s to cover or can I use a 4x6?
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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.
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If this is a non load bearing, closet door, wall ,then no header is needed.

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