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Question about supporting header over pocket door under load bearing wall

Question about supporting header over pocket door under load bearing wall

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Old 07-30-17, 05:47 AM
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Question about supporting header over pocket door under load bearing wall

I want to install a 36" pocket door in a 12ft load bearing wall. The pocket door kit calls for a RO of 84.5"H X 74.5"W. The plan is to use 2-inch-by-8-inch headers compressing a 1/2-inch flitch plate, installed underneath the existing double top plate of the load bearing wall. Can I use single king and jack studs on each end of the header, or should I double up one/both at each end?
 
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Old 07-30-17, 07:19 AM
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Depends on what your code requires in your area. If you follow r.502.5 (1) you want 2 per side and your header would be 80 1/2" long.
 
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So per r.502.5 (1) I'll put in 2 king studs and 2 jack studs on each end, correct? Thanks!
 
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