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Old 09-24-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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When constructing a wall to accomodate a door can you nail the bottom plate on top of the hardwood floor or should the flooring be cut to secure the bottom plate to the subfloor? If yes, is it necessary to secure the hardwood once it has been cut with, e.g construction adhesive or other methods?

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You can go right over it.

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YOU can but it is a lot easier to cut it now then later if you ever choose to remove the hardwood.
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removing the hardwood where the wall will sit also reduces the chance of the hardwood buckling if it swells from taking on excessive moisture
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A Toe Kick saw will remove the hardwood with no damage to the wall if need be later on.
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Is a toe kick saw similar to a multi tool?

should the cut hardwood pieces be secured to prevent them from loosening or lifting with movement or traffic?
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True joe, but many homeowners do not have a toe kick saw.
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When constructing a wall to accomodate a door can you nail the bottom plate on top of the hardwood floor or should the flooring be cut to secure the bottom plate to the subfloor? If yes, is it necessary to secure the hardwood once it has been cut with, e.g construction adhesive or other methods?

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Hi, What is the length of the wall going to be ? Thanks
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39". I am closing off the end of a hallway and adding a 30" door to a bedroom.
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I find it easier to cut the door frame....the saws are not expensive....and come in handy for other tasks....

Additionally....it's a lot easier to get a clean look if you cut the door frame vs cutting the hardwood around the door frame.
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Ok, i need the experts advice again.

32"x80" door needs a 34"x82" rough opening. I am installing this within a 39" hallway which only leaves me with 5". This will not allow for a king and jack stud on each side which would total 6". HELP!!!!

Is my only option to go to a 30" door?
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Actually, your only short about 1/2". Your 32" door will most likely measure out to about 33 1/2".

Is your 39" hallway measurement including drywall?

Since this is a hallway....I personally would prefer the larger door....30" is getting pretty narrow.

Hopefully the experts will chime in....but if was me...I would take those jack studs and shave about 1/4" off each one with a table saw.
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If the walls are not load bearing you do not need a header or jack studs.
Your 5" gives you 2.5" plus your gap and 1/2" onto your jamb for trim (casing). So if casing is 3" wide or less it should fit.
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So you think the rough opening will only need to be 33.5"?

Yes, the hallway is 39" in width including the drywall. I suppose i could open the drywall to get the king in there which will give me the additional clearance needed without having the rip the jack stud. I just dont know if that will create any other issues!
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There is no need to make it 33.5" make it the 34"
for your 2.5" sides use a 2x4 then a strip of 1/4" inch ply (rip to 3.5 or 3&3/8 whatever your studs are.) then a 1x4.

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