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Old 06-01-2016, 03:20 PM   #16
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Re: Are Jack Studs necessary on partition walls?


I'm sorry for digging up this really old thread, but it is so closely relates to my issue that I felt compelled to ask my question here.

So, the previous owner framed and rocked my basement, but never installed doors. He built a bump out where the utilities enter and exit the basement (waste, water and gas), which is 75 inches wide, but with room to install two doors. Two jack studs (no king) are in place at each end of the rough opening. The header extends out to the stud on the corner of the bumpout. He made the rough opening 60", and left me two 30" prehung doors. Well, if it weren't for those pesky door jambs, I'd be all set.

BTW, there isn't access to install a jack stud outside the current two without removing both installed studs.

BTW2, he didn't leave any side room to shim any door in the basement, so I have had to plane some openings.

So, my question is, what to do:
1) remove all jack studs and reinstall with room to install doors.
2) remove one jack stud from each side and install doors
3) remove all jack studs and put in a king and jack
4) toss the doors and put in sliders or bifold of the appropriate width
5) other

Thanks for any advice you can give me,
Mark

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Re: Are Jack Studs necessary on partition walls?


6) Remove both of the inner jacks and replace with 1 x 4's which SHOULD allow enough room to install the doors IF they are set perfectly plumb.

Which they won't be, so remove both sets of Jacks and reinstall at a 62 inch spacing to do the job properly.
With the Header being full width, you don't need King studs at the door openings.
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your first suggestion raises an question I've been pondering. So, I have two prehung doors with 3/4 jambs on each side. What would be standard to do in the center, remove the jambs, but then how do they close/lock? Or screw the jambs together? Or, ideally it seems there should be stud/s in the center, right?
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