oversized door opening

Old 10-28-02, 12:53 PM
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oversized door opening

I need to frame down the height of the opening for a new 16x7 or 16x8 garage door. It is now 16x9. How hard is this? I dont want to pay the extra price for such a large door. I need to frame the top down to accomodate a smaller door than what was on there. Any info would be appreciated.. thanks
Old 11-07-02, 03:28 PM
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When i change the opening of a door from 8'0" X 7'0" to 8'0" X 6'6", I put one 2x6x8 vertical from the headder down then another 2x6x8 going horizontal nailed to the first one. So it is like an L shape, Let me no if that helps any.
Old 11-08-02, 09:05 PM
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Davlor knows doors... but he may have missed that you want to drop a 16 foot opening a foot or two.

Frame it conventionaly from 2 by lumber, get a couple of friends to help heave it in place. Brace the ends while you square it up and nail it in place. This is going to be a heavy piece so it must be through bolted to the existing header at least. On the inside of the garage, nail some 2 by joiners verically from the existing framing, down to within 8" of the finished opening. The problem you may (will) end up, is where to find a structurally sound pad to affix the spring CENTRE (spelled Canadian Eh) bearing to.


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