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Old 12-13-15, 04:09 PM
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Framing question!

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I just recently bought my first house and I'm slowly doing some small project's around the house. One of he project's I need to do is to frame a header for my front closet door's. They are currently 93.5 inch door's plus the tracks. The door's I am buying are 80.5 inches. So I was wondering how high is the header? I would be finishing it with drywall and corner bead as well. So that will play a factor also.

The door's I am getting are https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.4...000420779.html
 
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Old 12-13-15, 04:54 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Frame down from the 93.5 mark to 81 1/2". Once you apply the sheetrock, it will be at 81". Does the door rest on corner pivots at the floor, and is there a track that runs across the bottom. The link didn't give that information. The reason is it may have to be increased due to the space the bottom pivot takes up.
 
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Old 12-13-15, 05:00 PM
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Thanks for the reply !

Sorry ! It's 8 foot ceilings ( 96 inch ) the 93.5 was the other door height. Sorry I'm pretty handy but I don't know what you mean by corner pivots. Also yes there will be a track on the bottom. I want to be 100% accurate so the door's fit snug and slide to perfection.
 
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Old 12-13-15, 05:13 PM
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The doors you are installing fit an opening from 80" to 81 1/2".

I would place the header at 81 1/2" high from finished floor, this will be 81" high after drywall.

The closet doesn't require an opening this high, however this is a good height in case the doors are ever changed out for standard interior pre-hung doors.
 
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Old 12-13-15, 05:14 PM
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OK, frame up from the finished floor 82". Do you have the door in house, now? If so, open the package and see what the exact measurements for the rough opening is, then at 1/2" to that to compensate for the sheetrock return.

Do the doors hang from a ceiling track solely or are there points in the bottom corners for the door to rest on? That would be a pivot point. The bottom track may have the pivot points built in requiring no additional height requirements. As always, the instructions should be pretty specific as to the opening requirements. You can possibly order a set off the internet.
 
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Old 12-13-15, 05:53 PM
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I just wanted to explain the 81-1/2" standard header height for interior doors:

Standard Door Height = 80", plus 3/4" Jamb, plus 3/4" gap at top.

You can see the mirrored doors were designed to fit these standard rough openings, finished or not.
 
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Old 12-13-15, 07:06 PM
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Our responses hit at the same time. Your analogy is probably better. I just hate to have a finished opening, then the door arrives and it is too tall. Little wiggle room due to the track.
 
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Old 12-13-15, 07:52 PM
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Looks like a sliding mirror door... (no pivots) and fits a finished opening from 80 to 81 1/2" so the wiggle room is built into the head track. I'd also say the RO should be 82" so that once drywall is on, it's 81 1/2".

Make darn sure that all your framing is plumb and level, sides are parallel.

Handyone, I don't know how things are out there, but here, interior jambs are 81 1/2" long. The door itself is 80" which gives you about 3/4" of jamb that extends below the bottom of the door. Headers here are usually 82 1/2" since the doors usually get shimmed up 1/2" off the subfloor. Obviously we know this guys drywall opening is a different animal...
 
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Old 12-13-15, 08:37 PM
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I was talking 81-1/2 from a finished floor. This is the same unless I need schooling, and please do.
 
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No, sorry- for some reason I didn't grasp that we were talking about finished floor measurements. My bad!
 
 

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