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Old 07-21-14, 04:02 PM
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I have a large section of crawl space (14x8x11) I am eventually going to finish. My first thought is to put in the exterior door [blue outline, see pic 1] to make all the other work manageable. I am aware of how to frame a door in a load bearing wall so I don't need much advice in that (though I welcome any input). My problem is that nothing in the area seems to want to make this project easy. For one thing. The door needs to be about 10 inches from the sill plate. SO that's my first question. How do I frame a door so far from the sill plate? I need the door to be level with the floor joists [red outline, see pic 1] I'm going to put in.
 
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Old 07-21-14, 04:12 PM
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You build a section with cripple studs, no big deal. Same as you would above the header for a window. Run your king studs down to the plate (or use the existing studs?), and put your jacks on top of the new sill with support under the ends.
 
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Old 07-21-14, 04:26 PM
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So you're suggesting I basically frame the door on top of its own "cripple" studs (yellow)? Like the image shows? And the jack studs (orange) attach to the king while sitting on the rough plate i just created?
 
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What if I were to support only the door on the "cripple" studs and have the jack studs go all the way to the original sill plate?

Orange = jack studs and header

blue = door

black= king studs(existing studs 2x6)

yellow = cripple studs and door "support"
 
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Old 07-21-14, 06:00 PM
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Same thing pretty much. As long as the load is transferred from above the door to the foundation yer good.
 
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