||03-01-2008 07:07 PM
what kind of header
Ok, so I have the typical one story rambler style house. My master bedroom closet has a 24" door right now and I want to put in 48" bifold doors. I don't think the wall in question is a load bearing wall since the back wall of the closet is the center of the house (I won't be doing anything to this wall).
The 24" opening has a 4x4 header now. I'll be taking out the four 2x4s acting as the existing casing plus and additional 2x4 that's only 6" away from the edge of the closet.
What size header do I need to put in for this new opening? And do I need to add shorter 2x4s between the celing and the header for the 2x4s that I am removing?
Thanks in advance for any help I get!