Rough Opening


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Old 11-09-00, 09:26 AM
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What width should the rough opening be framed for a 36" exterior door ?
 
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Old 11-09-00, 07:58 PM
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I usually make my rough openings 37 3/4 wide.
This gives me 3/4" on each side for a 1x? to slide in there. I know others who make it 38", others go only 37".
 
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Old 11-10-00, 08:40 AM
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How about the HEIGHT of the rough opening? I saw one place say just add 3/4 inch to the height of the door (so you can insert a 3/4 inch top jamb board) but another place said add 2 inches. Assuming the door itself is 6 ft 8 inches, how high would you make the rough opening?
 
 

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