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Installing a new door to create a water closet


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10-14-17, 06:15 AM   #1  
Installing a new door to create a water closet

I have a stud on one side of the opening but not on the other side. I will be using a 24 inch door. I will build a frame for it in the 32 inch opening. If I put the hinges on the stud side Can I secure the door frame to drywall side using hollow wall anchors?

 
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10-14-17, 06:39 AM   #2  
I don't understand why you would have to mount anything on the dry wall especially if you use a pre-hung door. You said that you are going to build a frame for the door. That means that you will have studs on both sides. The pre-hung door, hinges & all, gets mounted to the studs.

 
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10-14-17, 06:43 AM   #3  
The frame will only have a stud on one side to mount to. The attic is above so I can easily add a stud in the ceiling to support the top of the frame also. One side will be only drywall. Yes the prehung door would mount to the frame

 
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10-14-17, 07:00 AM   #4  
You need a structure around the door to make it secure.

Goggle "door rough opening" and you will get a lot of examples of what it should look like and all the dims.

 
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10-14-17, 07:14 AM   #5  
It will have a structure around the door to mount the prehung door to. But the frame will only be secured to studs on the one side and the top. The non hinge side frame will only be secured by hollow wall anchors through the frame into the drywall

 
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10-14-17, 07:19 AM   #6  
The top of the pre-hung door doesn't get screwed to whatever frame that you build. BTW, that piece wouldn't be called a stud. Maybe some pics would help. I don't understand why you can't frame it correctly.

 
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10-14-17, 07:21 AM   #7  
The right side wall does not have a stud that lines up with the corner.

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10-14-17, 07:24 AM   #8  
The door would be secured properly to the frame. The frame would secured to the stud on the left and secured at the ceiling. The right side has no stud to mount to so I want to use hollow wall anchors to mount the frame to the drywall on the right side.

 
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10-14-17, 07:36 AM   #9  
Will that be a second door inside the bathroom? If so, you could use an accordion door & forget about all the framing.

 
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10-14-17, 09:13 AM   #10  
The other side needs something to mount the door, the drywall or the molding too, the wall needs to be opened up and studs installed.

 
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10-14-17, 09:45 AM   #11  
I respectfully disagree that the latch side of the door needs a stud, as long as the hinge side is secured to a stud.

For the latch side all you need is to mount some lumber to the face of the drywall, 2x4 would work. You need a little room to drywall the face (sides) of the stud and/or to add door casing.
A little construction adhesive and toggle bolts should be more than strong enough to support the latch side.

There are also much stronger anchors available, but I think you don't require a great amount of strength.


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