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Old 10-12-2011, 01:47 PM  
billmack30
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Assuming I can move the wiring, what are your thoughts on the possibility of framing in a pocket door here. Do you see any red flags?

The pocket door wall continues into an under porch storage room. The header (I'm assuming it's a header since it's two 2X4's) continues to the next stud beyond the wall out of sight

The red lines in the first pic is the approximate rough opening needed



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Old 10-12-2011, 05:27 PM  
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The header above the door indicates a bearing wall. If it is a bearing wall you will have to change the header,bigger and longer, it will want to have 2 studs under each end and raised as a pocket door rough is higher. You will also need to see what the new studs will be landing on. Is there a bearing wall below this and is there something below the new studs. If there is a bearing wall there you will want to solid blocking on top of that wall to support the floor below your new studs and you need 2 studs below each side of the door.
A lot depends on what exactly this header is carrying, anytime there is a header the load is carryed all the way to the foundation.

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