Question by  Junebug (158)

How do you move a door in a load bearing wall?


Answer by  DavidS (1517)

If you move the door, you will need to re-frame the section in and be sure that you have a sufficient enough header to and bracing to handle the weight. This goes the same for space where you want to install the door. I would check with local building codes.


Answer by  Frances (16)

On a low bearing wall you have to build a header over top of the door. And use two jack studs on each side. Also use 2 pieces of 2x10 or 2x12 with a half inch insert.


Answer by  AEF (519)

Very carefully. Leave the old framing in. The new door will require new framing that can bear the load. Honestly, this is something best done by a professional carpenter.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

Once the door is taken off the hinges and the casing are removed you are left with just a normal hole. No extra bracing is needed. Once youve cut the hole for the new door nothing more has to be done.

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