To me it looks like it can't be a load bearing wall with an alcove
directly above it. I want to put in a pocket door that will slide
almost all the way to the black vent pipe. The header is what I'm
trying to find out about.
On Jan 22, 10:50 am, smith email@example.com wrote:
That wall (esp the end 4x4) supports the top plate of the wall, which
supports the that 6x spanning the hall.
The end of the 6x catches the corner features above it.
Builders tend not to put in unneeded timber.
That 4x & 6x are there for a reason, if you remove the 4x you've got
to add something to do what it was doing.
perhaps the 4x is not necessary but (I doubt it)
My suggestion is use regular doors to close the hall
hide the pocket doors in the bedroom(?) that is behind the demo'd
You'll loose about 5" out of it but your life will be a whole lot
removing that 4x is a risky choice.
Yup, done it before. This time it's too questionable, so I'm going
with a swing door. I agree, that it's too much at stake just for a
Sorry I couldn't get back earlier. I've reconsidered and will be
installing a 32" prehung door.
I appreciate everyones help with this. Even after much observation in
the attic, it's was questionable if it was a non-load bearing, which
in case I'll assume load bearing to be safe.
This also guarantees that the pocket door frame won't bow inwards.
[He says after installing a pocket door (3.5" framing) that has
about a 1/4" inward bow on one side, that I'm trying to figure out
how to correct. Perhaps I should have aimed for 5.5" framing...]
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