Framing doors in non-bearing walls

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Old 03-12-04, 10:06 PM
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Framing doors in non-bearing walls

Is it necessary to put in a full header for a door in non load bearing wall?
 
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Old 03-12-04, 11:40 PM
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Yes. other wise what else do you have to secure the top of the jamb with and you will get movement above the door, even after rock is hung.
 
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Old 03-13-04, 06:56 AM
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For a doorway in a partition wall, you can get by with just 2"x4" framing all the wall around. A proper header is only needed to distribute & support the weight on a load-bearing wall.
 
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Framing doors in non-bearing walls

thanks, awesomedell. I am doing just as you said. Perhaps I should have been a little more specific. I'm converting a garage to two bedrooms and didn't think I needed headers.
 
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Old 03-14-04, 05:30 AM
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You'll be fine since there is no load on this wall, nothing to worry about other than having something to hang your door jambs on. Good luck & post back if you have any more questions on your project.
 
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