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Old 04-03-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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Need help with header size in a ten foot opening and what inch bearing will b ok?

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You're going to need to provide some more details than that. Posting a drawing or pictures would help.

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depends on the vertical and horizontal loads it must support, no way to know with the information you've provided.

as kwik said a drawing and/or photos would help
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Ok will attach pix
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http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...2_5_par019.htm

TABLE R502.5(1)*GIRDER SPANS AND HEADER SPANS FOR EXTERIOR BEARING WALLS (Maximum spans for Douglas fir-larch, hem-fir, southern pine and spruce-pine-firb and required number of jack studs)*

That table provides some prescriptive guidance. An onsite visit from an engineer would be advised for any scenario that doesn't fit into that table.
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well once you have a opening thats over 7'6" its no longer a header it now has to be a beam either 3ply or engineered.. you will need atleast 3" bearing ie. double jack studs that carry the loads down to the foundation wall
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Having trouble proving an existing header without demo sugg?
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the only I know to confirm the size of the beam is to expose the entire beam.
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The house is stacked balloon framed and i dont see any support

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