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Posted: 11/15/2001 1:19:49 PM EST
Single story house, Ceiling joists running front to rear of house. We want a 6' sliding patio door on exterior side wall. Doubled 2X8, 2X10, 2X12? How many trimmers, 1 or 2 on each side? In case you're wondering, we are talking about replacing an existing slider but the header looks pretty small to me.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 1:22:39 PM EST
6 fooot opening use 2x10.If you have the room use he 2x12.Use 2 jack studs on each side
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 1:29:05 PM EST
2 by 10's are fine. If you have 3 1/2" walls, nail 1/2" plywood between the 2 by 10's. One jack stud under each end is standard for that situation.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 1:37:16 PM EST
2x10 with a spacer, and 1 cripple(jack stud) per side is fine.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 1:46:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/15/2001 1:41:53 PM EST by AR_in_the_woods]
So goes my dilemma: 2 say 2X10 w/ 1 jack stud 1 says 2X10 w/ 2 jack studs Oh well, I'm not in front of it right now if my memory serves, I remember them being only about 2X8's...
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 2:07:47 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/15/2001 2:42:33 PM EST
I guess your answer lies with 2x10s with ply in between and one cripple stud per side is fine, 2 is better if it can fit easily enough. What is code in your area?
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