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How do i put a door in a wall

Need access to an addition on my house was thinking bout puting a door through the wall

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You first need to determine if the wall you want to cut through is load baring, if so you need to restructure the hole you will make see engineer for exacts as every project differs. once all of that has been established you determine the size of the door you wish to install, be mindful of size if you plan to put any large furniture in How do i put a door in a wall - 2_18_2014_5_40_04_pm.jpg

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    Larenzo Morris Feb 18, 2014

    You simply frame the opening that was made usually using 2x4 if your door thats being installed is 32 inches you will need a opening of at least 35 1/2 factoring the wood which will take 3in2ches this leaves you with 1/2inch you will use door shims to fill that void as to make sure your door is level and plum.

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    Larenzo Morris Feb 18, 2014

    Sorry typo that 35 1/2 should be 32 1/2

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    Larenzo Morris Feb 18, 2014

    Sorry 35 1/2 is right

  • Aaron Deathscars Oct 13, 2014

    Wow Morris it's been a long time coming with this reply.. First thanks your information was extreamly helpful and taking direction from your advice I did infact find if to be load bearing (which thanks to saving me a way bigger problem ) so yes I got the door in and framed the spacing where I cut out and installed door.. Thanks for helping me man... Aaron

  • Aaron Deathscars Oct 13, 2014

    Wow Morris it's been a long time coming with this reply.. First thanks your information was extreamly helpful and taking direction from your advice I did infact find if to be load bearing (which thanks to saving me a way bigger problem ) so yes I got the door in and framed the spacing where I cut out and installed door.. Thanks for helping me man... Aaron

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    Larenzo Morris Oct 13, 2014

    Glad I could help

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If the wall is a load bearing support wall then you must make sure you put a double 2x12" above the door opening after you cut the hole in the wall for the door. I assume you are installing a regular interior door which will be a 30, 32 or 36" wide door. On each side of the hole you cut, you put double 2x4"s on each side of the wall opening and where you are going to screw in the door jams. Now one of the 2x4's will go all the way to the top plate. That is the double 2x4's at ceiling level that holds the walls together. The second 2x4 will face the door opening. You make the other 2x4 about 11 1/4 inches shorter than the first one and nail them together. Do this on both sides of opening. The reason for this is you are going to put the double 2x12's on top of the shorter 2x4 and this will support any load bearing wall and keep it from sagging. You also nail the double 2x12's to the top plate above the door opening. The reason I say cut the 2x4 eleven & a quarter inches shorter is because a 2x12 is actually 11 1/4 inches wide. Also I would buy a pre hung door. it is a lot easier to install.

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