framing for bi-fold doors (closet doors)

Old 04-26-06, 04:59 PM
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framing for bi-fold doors (closet doors)

do I put up a frame like a regular door or can I get away with just making sure there is an opening the size of the bi-fold doors?

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Old 04-26-06, 06:22 PM
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Bifold doors need a finished opening 80 1/2" high and exactly the size of the door or a little less, say 1/4". That means your framed opening should be 81 1/4 or 81 1/2" high and 2 inches wider than the door measurements. This will allow you to install 1x trim lumber.
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I always frame bi-fold openings like regular doors including a header. If the wall is non-bearing I have seen doors framed without the use of a header. In this situation the track is holding the door and it is not carrying any load except the doors themselves. We have done this in subdivsions and yes it is legal and it does depend on the length of the doors.

I hope this helps.

Brian Garrison

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