Can't remember ... it's been so long. I will be installing a pre-hung
32" wide door in a new wall I plan to build in my basement. How wide
and tall do I frame the opening? This is not a supporting wall. Do I
need to put a header at the top or will a simple verticle and
horizontal 2 x 4 do? Thanks.
2-1/2" wider and taller than the nominal door size. For a
standard 2'-8" x 6'-8" door, the rough opening is 34-1/2" wide
by 6'-10-1/2" tall.
On a nonbearing wall, a 2x4 header is fine. I usually use
2x6, just to be sure. You never know, for sure, if the wall
will become loadbearing due to future projects, or storage of
heavy items above.
by the manufacturer, I think they are way too big for my tastes, I go
about 3/4 to one inch larger than the outside measurement.. I attach
directly, w/o shims, on the hinge side (Ensure jack stud is perfect
first) then just shim on the opposite side. Works for me.
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