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Old 10-21-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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I want to install a sliding glass door on my lower level through existing block wall. What header should I install to go over the door? Do I need to install block or cripple studs to frame up the sides?

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Nobody can correctly answer that without complete information. Pictures would help too. What loads are carried over the wall currently? Where are you located? How big will the opening be?

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Nobody can correctly answer that without complete information. Pictures would help too. What loads are carried over the wall currently? Where are you located? How big will the opening be?
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That is an engineering question and could be answered by an engineer or your county permitting office.
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