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Old 06-18-2011, 04:25 PM   #16
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They're randomly placed cripple studs, very randomly placed.
With that size opening, there should be 2 jack studs on either side of the header.

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Old 06-18-2011, 07:02 PM   #17
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They're randomly placed cripple studs, very randomly placed.
With that size opening, there should be 2 jack studs on either side of the header.
Welcome to my house. Everything I seem to take apart is Random.

The quest now becomes figuring out how much load those 3 cripple studs are taking, and how I can transfer it to the jack studs
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Welcome to my house. Everything I seem to take apart is Random.

The quest now becomes figuring out how much load those 3 cripple studs are taking, and how I can transfer it to the jack studs
Those three cripples have no load----They are there only to hold siding and drywall.

All three can be removed without affect to the house structure.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:00 PM   #19
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That's fantastic!

That means I have 80" of height and 77" of width in that space.

French doors should fit!

Thanks again to everyone - updates will follow. More "demo" first to verify everything and then I'll be ordering a door.
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any update to the door project or lack thereof?
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The door is in, went in pretty easy all things considered actually. The biggest part was overcoming the mental barrier of cutting a 7' hole i your house!

I've since Gutted and redone the whole kitchen and had a baby.
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This is the only picture i have on this computer, kinda far away but you get the idea. Ignore my makeshift walkway - that whole area of lawn is paved now.
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It looks great and congrats! making holes in the house can be stressful no doubt, good thing you were not tearing the roof off
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This is the only picture i have on this computer, kinda far away but you get the idea. Ignore my makeshift walkway - that whole area of lawn is paved now.
Grass is a b@@$h, isn't it? Door looks good though!

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