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Not just door replacement?

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Not just door replacement? (post #215893)

Contractor told me that he would be able to install 5' wide sliding door or a regular door with the original header and new 2x6 studs on each side. The opening of concrete walls is 64". The header supports 4 joists. The header is 9" wide, there is 8" from the top of the header to the top of the door (called casing?).


Any concern about the size of the header and support? Any comments are welcome.


Thank you!

A five-foot-wide sliding door (post #215893, reply #1 of 3)

A five-foot-wide sliding door isn't very wide.

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Thanks! I updated my original (post #215893, reply #2 of 3)

Thanks! I updated my original posting here. Any concern with the header and its support?

No, no issues at all if it's (post #215893, reply #3 of 3)

No, no issues at all if it's the original header and has been filled to fit a smaller door.

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