Installing All New Framing If you want to remove the studs completely and install new ones, wedge in the supports under the top plate and then cut roughly, mid-way down the wall using a Pry the two pieces free from the top and soleplate being careful at the top to avoid breaking a lot of the drywall or plaster off the ceiling. I'm not sure why honestly, I guess it's just not an issue around here. When the two shorter pieces are positioned on the inside of the doorway they can support the header at the top of the opening. Cut the plate, stopping about 1 8in. Fasten the strike plate to the mortise in the latch jamb using the screws provided. If the distance is a little more than 1½ inches, stack a new 2x4 with the existing one and wedge thin plywood spacers or shim between them to build out to the proper position.
Check that it's level, and shim it up if it's not. Tape any joints and finish the seams. You may need to get into the attic space to insure you won't be hitting any electrical wires in the attic. If the plate is bigger than the mortise, put the plate on the jamb, outline it with a pencil, and chisel to the outline. Add a fan if necessary. Install the Pocket Door Hardware Once you're sure your framing is right, use a hacksaw to cut the pocket door header and track assembly from the kit to length, and install it using the brackets and fasteners supplied with the door. Set the second header beam in right next to the first one and attach it with nails to the first header.
But when it is, install jack studs to the full studs with the jack studs at the rough opening dimensions , and then install the header on top of the jack studs and place blocking cripples on top of the header. Doors with windows or other details are also more expensive. Most interior walls are made from 2-by-4-inch 5-by-10 centimeter lumber, more commonly referred to as 2-by-4s. You can imagine what I said. This is not a place to advertise products and or services.
Learn how to mix and apply a quick mix of Joint compound with plaster of Paris. From that mark, drop a plumb bob and mark the floor. Fasten the sole plate except at the door opening by driving one 16d nail into each floor joist. This is what we do. It's important, however, to start with a plan. I'm going to be that hillbilly though so says I live in a tiny ass town in bumfuck nowhere lol.
Another pair of stiffeners is positioned and attached in the middle of the pocket framing. If it's an interior wall, it's probably easy enough to just open the wall and add a stud or horizontal framing between existing studs. Cut two header pieces 3 inches longer than the opening's width. This illustration shows how an interior wall is framed. There is no easy way to install a pocket door in an existing wall without reconstructing the wall that contains the pocket. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options.
Using the marks as a guide, snap a chalk line on the floor and the ceiling. Order your doors at least three weeks ahead of installation. Remove the plaster or drywall to this point and cut a straight line across the studs you want to save. Shim between the hinges and studs, positioning the shims so that about half the shim is above the hinge, which will help you later when nailing. Step 3 Use a reciprocating saw with a demolition blade, if possible, to cut the opening at the other side side 2.
He has been a construction professional since 1987. Place a bracket behind each of the three hinges. Slip shims under the side jamb until the head jamb is level. Saving the studs may be the easiest way, but both methods have their advantages and disadvantages. Whether you're starting a room from scratch or just want to replace an old or distressed door, installing a door is easy and fast. Remove the soleplate as described above and fill the gap in the flooring using a piece of wood the same thickness of the finished floor, usually ¾in for solid wood floors.
In new construction and renovations, pocket doors are great, but replacing an existing door with a pocket door would mean opening up the walls around the door to install the pocket mechanism, and probably isn't practical. Locate the wall studs by tapping the walls with a light hammer tap, or use a studfinder. Congratulations, you've just installed your first pocket door. Line up the ends of the cripples with the top plate and header. Nail it into place as shown in the image. I think it's a great solution for small spaces and for your particular door swing dilemma.
Be careful not to cut any electrical wires or boxes Image 2. It takes less than 5 minutes to fix the problem with plaster instead of scratching your head for hours. If so, is it possible to install a pocket door in an existing wall without gutting both sides of said wall? Hang the door on the plane of the wall. Set the reveal by driving 8d finish nails every 16 inches through the latch-side casing and into the trimmer. They pound the bottom plates over until the wall is plumb, set their doors and walk away. Repeat at each mark to indicate stud locations. Preserving them can make repairing the wall easier, but cutting them off straight can be difficult.