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burita 01-08-2006 09:44 AM

Pocket doors ?
I need ideas! I want to replace french doors leading to a sun room with
a pocket door, but do not think I have enough wall space. Also, I think the wall is probably a suppport wall. Does anyone know anything about these doors?


K2eoj 01-08-2006 12:23 PM

Generally 2x the door size you want to use + a couple of inches.If you want 2- 30 in. doors to come together then you would need 60+60+2+2 in. <P>

Sounds like you'll need a header if your pocket door frame is bigger than your original French door rough opening.HS

Teetorbilt 01-08-2006 09:38 PM

On load bearing walls, the supports are usually placed as close as possible to diminish the span.

I would plan on removing a large section of the wall and installing an I-beam to accomplish what you want. The structure will also need to be supported during the renovation. None of this is cheap.

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