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Posted by: from Beaumont
11/13/2018 at 1:44:18 PM

Can I install a door under a header?

What is the minimum height a door can be?

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Date/Time11/13/2018 at 3:49:06 PM

Yes, you can install a door under a header. Standard door height is 6'-8". Doors can be manufactured to any desired size, however, if this is being used as an egress door, check with local construction code. If there was a fire, a suitable fire escape route is needed, and this could affect the over all door size.

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Date/Time11/13/2018 at 4:43:50 PM

Further info required: the minimum required height depends on the kind of occupancy (i.e. is it a single family dwelling) and what does the door leads to?

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Date/Time11/13/2018 at 9:32:30 PM

For minimum door height I believe it is 7 ft 6 in tall. However if it's in a basement it will be lore depending on the municipality you live in. I advise you to call 311 and just simply ask them what the code is for height requirement. yes you can install it under a header as long as it meets the required height.

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