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Old 01-10-2019, 09:03 AM   #1
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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
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:32 AM   #2
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No.

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

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What's above? Why are you stuck for space? Install it flush?
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Ok. Thanks for the input.
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However you approach it you'll need to make sure the load is transferred down to adequate bearing.
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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.
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I’m just gonna do a drop header properly sized and piers under load points.

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