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jhicks226 01-10-2019 09:03 AM

Header Question
 
I’m going to be opening up a kitchen wall. I will setting a 5 foot header but am really strapped for vertical space. Here’s my question: can the doubled top plates act as part of the header reducing the size of the header needed. There will be no cripples between the header and top plates. Thanks

hdavis 01-10-2019 09:32 AM

No.

You may be able to cut out one top plate to gain more depth for an lvl.

TheConstruct 01-10-2019 09:44 AM

What's above? Why are you stuck for space? Install it flush?

hdavis 01-10-2019 10:01 AM

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jhicks226 01-10-2019 10:10 AM

Ok. Thanks for the input.

TheConstruct 01-10-2019 10:30 AM

However you approach it you'll need to make sure the load is transferred down to adequate bearing.

hdavis 01-10-2019 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheConstruct (Post 7451827)
However you approach it you'll need to make sure the load is transferred down to adequate bearing.

I was going to say figure out how it would be if it was built that way originally, and then do that.

I've taken out double top plates that someone left and sheet rocked over for no good reason.

jhicks226 01-10-2019 10:42 AM

I’m just gonna do a drop header properly sized and piers under load points.


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