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  1. framing opening for french doors interior wall

    Building & Construction
    I'm installing 48x80 french doors on an interior wall (I don't think it is load bearing). Unfortunately, the studs don't work out as I would like them to so I'm going to have to install a new king and jack stud on each side and cut the 3 studs in the opening. Couple of questions: 1) is there any...
  2. Last Minute Door Questions

    Windows and Doors
    Rough opening for a door means the opening framed out and no jamb in place yet right? What is the rough opening of a 28" solid core door? Would the jamb for said door be 3/4" thick? What are the measurements of a 28" solid core door? Thanks a bunch.
  3. 4 5/16" door jamb width

    Building & Construction
    My house was built using 3/8" drywall, both inside and as sheathing. The rough opening appears to be able to accommodate a standard pre-hung door, which I've already purchased on sale. The problem is that standard jamb widths are 4 9/16". The door jamb will have roughly a 1/4" to 5/16" overhang...
  4. rough-in pipe spacing for bathroom sink

    my book says keep 4" between the hot and cold pipes roughing in for a bathroom sink. however, i am inclined to leave more space, maybe even as much as twice that much, because there will be 1.5" PVC in between them and i don't wanna keep it to close to copper to avoid the danger of melting PVC...
  5. Rough framing for closet door

    i'm planning on installing an 18"x80" closet door, with an r/o of 20"x82". the floors are less than level here, and in fact within the proposed opening, drops 3/4". here's my question: is it better to measure for the header from the higher side of the opening and deal with the gap, or should i...
  6. New rough opening to basement - spiral staircase

    Building & Construction
    I'm cutting a new rough opening in my floor for a spiral staircase. Please corroborate my findings if you can: A 61" staircase is about the minimum width necessary to achieve the 26" code minimum distance between the railing and the center pole The opening for this staircase should be about 4"...
  7. Buck Frames for Windows?

    Building & Construction
    Are buck frames needed in the rough openings for vinyl windows when tearing out the entire old window? The vinyl windows I am considering have no nailing flangs. The construction is newer sheet, wood, ply, and siding.