Originally Posted by joecaption
That will show you how to build the header.
rule #1 never ever take advice from someone working at a box store.
Rule #2 read rule #1 again.
That would be a big waste of space to just cover over that area.
It would be eazy and cheap to make that into a nice closit with some shelves and a Bifolding door.
Thanks again. Could you please check the attached design someone has recommended and let me know what you think. As per the design i can support the Cut parts of the joist on the wall below and connect the header only on the non-hvac duct side (right side of the photos) of the I-Joist.
Here are comments from a gentleman who gave me a design-
"The right side is OK, since it sits on a vertical wall. The left side needs a "bridge" to help support that flapping end. You may (since I can't see from the pix) have to cut back even a little more on the I-joist in order to install a 2x12 (or whatever size fits) on the end of it and have space to work. I would extend the 2x12 over the wall, attach it to the end of the I-joist and bridge to the adjacent joist, fastening it there with a T notch so the 2x12 not only fits the top and bottom chord, but sits inside to fit the webbing, where you can screw it in solidly and it will rest on the bottom chord.
Forgive my rudimentary drawing."