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Old 12-07-2006, 11:56 AM   #1
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I am installing a pocket door 28" with an overall span of 56". The wall this is going in is a load bearing wall. There is a top plate of solid wood 4x4. Could that suffice the load of the opening or do I need to put a header in also above the opening. Thanks

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Is there currently a door there now?

What is above the load bearing wall? A hot tub or other heavy item?

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The Door Size Currently There Is 30 Inch Opening. No Hot Tub Or Heavy Items Above In That Area.

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a 4x8 or sandwiched 2x8s are legal to span 60 inches in most areas.
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Hi all,

I am installing a pocket door 28" with an overall span of 56". The wall this is going in is a load bearing wall. There is a top plate of solid wood 4x4. Could that suffice the load of the opening or do I need to put a header in also above the opening. Thanks

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You will absolutely need to put a header in.
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Old 12-13-2006, 07:03 AM   #6
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Im Going To Put In A Double 2 X10 Header...that Should Be Ok....

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