other methods for framing a door

Old 04-24-03, 06:38 AM
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other methods for framing a door

Ran into a problem with framing a small service closet. I thought I had plenty of room on the side wall to frame in 24 inch bi-fold door. Well, by the time I will put in the king studs, jack studs allow for drywall etc. I ran out of room to be able to frame a proper outside corner for the next wall. My question is : are there any other methods to frame a door without using a jack stud. Maybe using a bracket for the header? I just don't want to have to take down the one wall and move it out to make room. Any suggestions would be appreciated
Old 04-25-03, 11:18 AM
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Of course you can do without a jack stud, but the problem will be that the door frame may not be sturdy enough without it to support the abuse that a door inflicts. The drywall may crack. The door may feel spongy. Also, as that king stud dries out and/or twists, your door may no longer open and close well. You also may not have enough room to attach your casing.

Just some things to think about as you look for alternatives. I can't quite see what you're dealing with, so I don't know if you will encounter any or all of the above problems.
Old 04-25-03, 04:15 PM
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Thanks for your responce John-
This is just a little 24 inch Bi-fold door that will hardly ever be used( to turn of the main water line if I need to). I will attempt to construct it as sturdy as possable without using a jack stud. Thanks again for your responce.

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