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Old 07-25-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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what size header should i use?

i want to open up my kitchen wall. just a 5x3 hole somewhere in the middle. i know it's a load bearing wall, what size header should i use?


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Old 07-25-2010, 05:46 PM   #2
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Depends on the load above: http://ftp.resource.org/bsc.ca.gov/t...2_page0376.pdf

Be sure the add blocking in the floor under the required number of jack studs to the beam or wall below.

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