interior door size???


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Old 10-27-08, 06:34 PM
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interior door size???

I am getting ready to frame in a pocket door for the master bath. What is a good size door for this opening? I have bought a pocket door frame that is 30 inches, but to keep from crouding the shower, I would like to use a 24 inch or a 28 inch door. Would this make the opening seem to small?
 
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Old 10-27-08, 10:52 PM
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You'll probably reget using a door less than 30 wide, although it's your choice. In space saving situations I have seen many plan sets from reputable architects spec pocket doors 28 wide. If you want a narrower door climb in the back of a camper & try one out, before jumping into the frying pan.
 
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Old 10-28-08, 04:12 AM
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I would use nothing smaller than 28". But have you checked to see what is in the wall where the door will go, assuming it is not now a pocket door. Installing a new pocket door requires tearing out the wall and installing a new header above, in most cases. There is often wiring that needs to relocated, possibly heating and plumbing. There are things like sewer mains, and plumbing that is hard/expensive to relocate that make a project like this unreasonable.
 
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Back in the day, I painted a lot of 24" bath room doors [pocket and hinged] but I wouldn't recomend using one that narrow. IMO 30" is the perfect size unless you need to make it wheel chair accesible. Of course sometimes you have to go with what fits.
 
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Old 10-28-08, 07:38 PM
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Thanks for the help! I have completly removed the wall, and yes it was a 2 by 6 "wet" wall that had a 3 inch sewer vent stack, water supply lines and the wiring for the switches. But that is all laying aside until I decide on the door size, a 30 inch door will fit in that after walking thru the door [12 inches into the room] there will be the edge of the shower -four inches is in the 30 inch space. But I do agree in that a 30 inch door will be better in the long run for ease.
 
 

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