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Old 02-18-2021, 01:40 AM
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I'm done messing with studs. If I screw it up it will get lorded over me.

C'mon man! Cut the drywall back on one side, wip out your wonderbar, remove one stud and slap on the 1 by. Easy peasy! So much easier in my opinion than shaving 2 studs with a circular saw that have metal nails in them.
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Old 02-18-2021, 03:35 AM
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What's wrong with wreckin' a blade to fix a several hundred dollar problem? (The installers and that custom door ain't free.) Mark's way would probably work too... maybe... I dunno.... so long as the builders weren't too chinsy with the jack studs.

If you use a level to mark your line for your cut, it'll make the install easy. No shims! At least none to straighten the door.

You build guitars, man. Rip a stud!
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Here's a picture of the situation. I'd have to tear out some of the molding I did.




BTW, in all honesty I need to be building more guitars and taking orders to build kits for the cost of materials. Your typical guitar kit starts at about $575 and experienced kit builders to put one together in 40 hours.
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With all the trim still in place how do you know the RO size for sure? That goes for the height as well.


P.S. Maybe you removed the trim inside the office? That idea just hit me.
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What Mark said. But sure the trim would have to be taken-off. I'd be pi$$ed to have to remove something that I just finished painting or repairing, but such is life.

For your rough-in measurement did you count the 3/4" trim boards on either side?
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With all the trim still in place how do you know the RO size for sure? That goes for the height as well.


P.S. Maybe you removed the trim inside the office? That idea just hit me.
Yes, I took the trim off the other side to measure the actual distances between the studs. It's leaning in the corner on that picture. Clearly it's not a load-bearing wall but my hope is that they can move the unit into position from the other side.

Top Right bridge to stud joint:


Top Left bridge to stud joint:


Electrical box on left side stud:
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Good idea removing the office side trim to investigate. I would think you have a seond stud on the right side being near the corner but not in the left side due to the location of the light switch. Not sure why the top plate is not resting on top of the right stud. If you remove the right stud that top plate will be even shorter than it seems to be already. I wonder if this door opening was modified at some point.
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Good idea removing the office side trim to investigate. I would think you have a seond stud on the right side being near the corner but not in the left side due to the location of the light switch. Not sure why the top plate is not resting on top of the right stud. If you remove the right stud that top plate will be even shorter than it seems to be already. I wonder if this door opening was modified at some point.
I doubt there were modifications. It's essentially a kit home built by waves of subcontractors. I've documented many instances of cost and corner cutting here before.

If I move the right stud I will have to also cut the trim; there's no wiggle room on that end. If I move the stud on the left I also have to install new trim on BOTH sides of the wall.

This aperture has been measured three times. I'm just ordering the custom size door unit and will try to install it myself.
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Kwak, ordering the custom door is the way to go in this instance IMO. Much less pain in the ass with you having to redo your previous trim work.
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Kwak I used this kit to hang 3 prehung doors in the gym I built downstairs a few years ago. So friggen easy and cheap. About $6. The first video is for a single door but has closeups of details. the second video shows the product being used on solid wood double doors. I will never use a shim to hang a door again. Makes it a one person job. LOVE this product.










https://www.thequickdoorhanger.com/i...ng-double-door
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