Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here is the pic of the
dimension: 41" wide
I would like to either install a pocket door or swing door (obviously
a swing would be easier). Couple questions, if I decide on a swing,
which way should it swing? If I decide on a pocket what things should
I take into consideration? Any other advice is appreciated!
On Dec 9, 11:54 pm, smith firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
this door idea will encroach on the clearance for furniture and bed
moving in/out and buying. it may block safe exiting from whatever
pathway you interrupt with a door. if it's drafty, explore
weatherstripping alternatives. if it's for noise, explore
soundproofing alternatives. i see lots of hard surfaces including the
existing doors walls and floors, so i will guess noise.
how about some who/what/where/when/why/how, and we'll turn the door
and carpenter money into interior wall insulation, carpeting, and
sound deadening drapes. or maybe just some noise reducing headphones?
if that wall is a bearing wall. If it is, you would need a header. It also
looks like there is some electrical that needs to be moved. Just that alone
could be a huge project depending on where the wires run. Then for a 36" door,
you have to make a 74" hole. Big project.
For a swing door. It should be hinged on the right side as you look
at the photo(because of your light switches) and can either swing into
the hall or out. 41" is tight, but a 36" door and trim will JUST
BARELY fit. (won't be such an issue if you don't mind ripping your
trim down) You should take your level and check for plumb, because if
the hallway walls out of plumb by more than say 1/4", you would be
better off with a 2'- 8" door.
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