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webtekie

11:04AM | 08/25/03
Member Since: 08/24/03
2 lifetime posts
Hello,

I want to find out more information about building an in-wall door. This is a door which closes by going into a wall instead of swinging inside or out.

thanks,
webtekie

ultrarunner

01:31PM | 08/25/03
Member Since: 08/24/03
2 lifetime posts
What you refer to is commonly called a "pocket door". I would suspect that you can purchase such doors 'pre-hung' as you would conventional doors.

As far as installation goes, it's a bit more involved unless you're talking new construction. If you have an existing wall, the wall boards will need to be removed, studs removed, the section "headered off" to support the area of the door, etc...

If you'll be installing this in a 'load bearing wall', then proper analysis would be prudent to insure a strong enough header, such as a microlam, or other such material, in order to not give up any strength.

You might search the 'how to" boards at some of the home center websites. They seem to have a fair amount of information available.

Piffin

05:11PM | 08/31/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
I use Johnson pocket door hardware - much better than cheap prehung stuff.

You can google for their website and probably download PDF installation guides



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