Forum Title: Framing a door
I am currently doing some work on my home (built in 1885). They previous owners put in a door, but did not build a fram for it. They bascially cut out an opening and slapped it in. So, unlike other projects they did, I am starting somewhat from scratch. I now know that my house was built with a balloon frame style. Is there something different or special I need to do in order to build the frame for the new door? It's a prehung 36 door. I was planning using two 2x10's with a 1x8 sandwiched inbetween for the header. I was going to build it to the next exising studs (for my king studs) on both sides and then put in double jack studs next to those. Any input is greatly appreciated.
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: A. O. Smith (New York City, NY), 01/06/2019

It all depends on the window. Some are held with adhesive tape and glazing strips (basically just trim). Some actually have the frame assembled around the glass and have to be cut apart then re-glued. Since you installed them...I would contact the manufacturer for instructions or take the sash to a glass shop that does those repairs. Yes...there is a better Forum...I'll move it there.

- TANYA PARK (Fishers, IN), 03/05/2019

Here's what I'm up against. As you can see, the stud directly to the right of the door runs into the second story. Actually is't 2 studs nailed together. Anyway, I have to cut into that one and I planned on running the header to the next stud over and use that for the king stud. Kind of the same on the other side.

- GLADYS SIMMONS (Covington, KY), 02/22/2019

From what I can see that's not balloon framing.

- HAZEL JENSEN (Springfield, MA), 02/26/2019

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