rough opening height for new closet doors?

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Old 03-22-09, 08:41 AM
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rough opening height for new closet doors?

hi, I just tore out the floor to ceiling metal bifolds throughout the house and am going to hang 80" slide doors or bifolds on all the closets. My question is at what height should i frame in the new headers? Please account for the 1/2" drywall on the underside of the headers.
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The answer to your question depends on the tack set used. The track set used depends on both the weight of the doors and the width of the opening. A suggestion: select the doors first, then read the instructions. This will simplify your task and avoid speculative responses.
 
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makes sense. will do. thanks
 
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Old 03-22-09, 11:46 AM
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You also might take into consideration the existing height of any doors and windows in the room, and consider matching that, if possible. Usually you want the top piece of casing to end up being the same height as all the rest.
 
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