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Framing doorways - need to increase jack stud height

I’m framing 7 doorways in my gut reno project.

It’s all metal stud framing in a residential home with 10’ ceilings.

Initially I was planning on 80” doors but after I put a couple up I decided 96” doors is the way to go.

Unfortunately I bought quite a few 8’ 2x4’s for my jack studs. Can I just add a 2 1/2” piece of 2x4” to go from a 96” rough opening to 98 1/2” ? Or is there a big advantage of having on continuous piece of wood as my jack stud?

I’ll secure the added piece with screws to the king stud.

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If it were me I would purchase precut studs for a 9' ceiling and cut the jack studs to go all the way to the top plate just like the king stud. There is a lot of weight hanging on the stud for a very long time. It needs all it can get.
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bundle up the 8', you will need them somewhere. wrapping them will help keep them straight until you need them...
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Got it. Back to the lumber yard.

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Got em all framed up thanks.


I have one last weird door opening I need to frame.

I can make the rough 33 1/8”. Any chance I can fit a 32” door in that opening or am I cutting it too close.

I know the rule of thumb is add 2” to the door width for openings.


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Got em all framed up thanks.


I have one last weird door opening I need to frame.

I can make the rough 33 1/8”. Any chance I can fit a 32” door in that opening or am I cutting it too close.

I know the rule of thumb is add 2” to the door width for openings.


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The jamb would have to be made out of 1/2" material and the rough opening would have to be perfectly plumb.
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