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Replacing pocket door with prehung swinging door

Replacing pocket door with prehung swinging door

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Old 11-20-19, 11:12 AM
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Replacing pocket door with prehung swinging door

I wanted to reuse an old thread with the same title because it sounds like what I am trying to do. But, the site won't let me add messages to it because the thread is too old. I used the same title, so at the least both threads will appear together when someone searches. I appreciate the OP on that thread and the replies from the community.

I have these additional questions:

- The pocket door frame rests on the subfloor, there is no sill plate under it. I think this is standard installation for pocket door frames. My pocket door frame is the same way. Is it ok to toenail the stiffening stud directly to the sub floor, or do I need to somehow install a sill plate in the pocket and stand the stud on the sill plate?

- Will there be any long term or seasonal issues if the stud is toenailed directly to subfloor?

- Some online DIYers seem to have notched the stud around the side bars in the pocket frame. Are there any bad effects of this approach in the long term?

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Old 11-20-19, 12:06 PM
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Your whole opening has a header over it so it really doesn't matter what you do. If you add framing its just a nailer. Toenailing to subfloor is fine... Notching is fine... Basically anything you do is fine.
 
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Old 11-29-19, 01:48 PM
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Update:
I ended up notching the stud around the cross rails that were there from the original pocket door. Toe-screwed to the subfloor and into the pocket header above (primarily because I don't have a nailer and my nailing skill is minimal. I used Strong-tie #9 2-1/2 connector screws. I saw another poster saying he used screws to toenail and ended up splitting the stud. So I pre-drilled with a screw setter bit. This being a first floor bathroom, I ended up driving two regular #8 stainless steel hex washer head screws from below (basement ceiling) into the bottom of the stud. So far so good. Thank you for your suggestions XSleeper
 
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Old 11-29-19, 02:22 PM
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Glad you got 'er done.
 
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