pocket doors

Old 02-21-04, 06:24 AM
Rich Pointer
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pocket doors

I am installing a pocket door. The door has a prefab frame. Do I need to add a traditional header and jamb frome or will the prefab pocket door frame suffice by itself.

Old 02-21-04, 06:47 AM
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You'll need some kind of header. If the wall is load bearing (perpendicular to the ceiling joists) a 4" x 10" should do the job.

If the wall isn't load bearing, sandwich some 1/2" drywall or plywood between two pieces of 2x stock. The drywall/plywood just fills the header out to 3-1/2" thick.

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