Support needed above door same as window?


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Old 06-14-24, 11:58 AM
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Support needed above door same as window?

Here's the situation: Inside a school building, there is a ticket window/room (6'x10') that is no longer in use to sell tickets . It is located in the hallway near the gym (cinder block framing). The access has been from one of the gym offices,thru the regular "framed" rear wall of the room.
The staff wants to close off that door, and convert the ticket window opening (in the wall of the hallway) to a doorway, to provide access to the room from the hallway.The idea is to use the room for storage.
The only change in the cinder block wall would be to continue the existing opening from the bottom of the window opening, to the floor.
Here's the answer given by the administration: "we can't do that because the framing in the cinder block wall above the window opening is not sufficient to provide support above a door opening."
My question: is there any reason why framing sufficient to maintain an opening above a window would not be sufficient to maintain an opening above a door?
Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 06-14-24, 02:15 PM
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If it's sufficient for a window opening, it's sufficient for a door, provided the opening is not getting any higher.

They don't know what they are talking about.
 
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Old 06-15-24, 02:17 PM
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Thanks X sleeper.
My thoughts exactly!
 
 

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