Pocket Door Framing

Discussion in 'Framing and Foundation' started by billmack30, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Oct 12, 2011 #1

    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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  2. Oct 13, 2011 #2

    nealtw

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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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