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framing a door opening

Posted by scott m on November 1st, 2002 07:28 PM
In reply to how to frame, and build a door and hang it by keri on November 1st, 2002 06:43 PM [Go to top of thread]

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hi there if your door is 32 inches and you are using 3/4 inch material for the door jambs then the r.s.o = rough stud opening , should be 34 inches . the height well a standard door is 80 inches then the height should be 81 3/4 or more if you want more clearance at the bottom of the door . mark the center of the r.s.o at the floor and take for example your putytting in a 32 inch door so from your center mark you measure 17 inces to the left and the right and make a mark thats wgere your jack stud is mark "j" on floor measure over 1 1/2 and put an "x" for the regular stud which goes up to the top plate . The jack stud is the width less of your header that is over the door and rest on the jack studs then there are small studs which go from the top of the header to the top plate which are called upper cripple studs one in line with the jack studs and probably one in the middle . The marks that you make on the bottom should be plumbed up to the top plate so the opening is plumb and square .If you dont understand feel free to ask me or email me any time

Scott m

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