header size for pocket doors

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Old 10-16-11, 03:10 PM
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header size for pocket doors

how would you size a header for pocket doors?

Do I count the pocket where the door slides into as part of the opening?
 
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Old 10-16-11, 03:23 PM
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Yes, the header has to include the pocket portion of the doorway. I am assuming this is a load bearing wall??? If it it not, a large header is not needed.
 
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Old 10-16-11, 07:30 PM
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actually it's not a load bearing wall. so this 32" wide door may not actuallly need a 4x8 beam? only a 4x4 all the way across?
 
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I would use a minimum of a double 2x6.
 
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Old 10-16-11, 07:52 PM
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Double 2x6. You don't want to introduce pressure treated lumber into the mix. It will warp, check and twist with you.
 
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