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|03-08-2010, 06:05 AM||#16|
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pocket door in load bearing wall
Dependent on the number of floors above that wall, there is greater load bearing down.
As stated, since you feel, and it appears, that the wall us a load bearing one, I strongly advise that the re-framing portion of the project be performed by a professional - framing carpenter, remodeling contractor, or GC.
The contractor would install the pocket door frame, at the same time the wall is framed in with the new header.
I list those kinds of contractors for a reason.
That is because a "carpenter", is not necessarily experienced as a "framing carpenter".
A "Contractor", may be more experienced with drywall, painting, & minor trim carpentry, but know virtually nothing about structural framing.
So be careful who you bring in, to do the work, make sure that they understand, know, and possess the experience to do such a job, and are not just "yes-ing" & "uh-huh-ing"....you.
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