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Old 10-20-2009, 12:31 PM   #1
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Header required for small opening?

I am building my stereo components in-wall. I had to cut one stud to fit the component cabinet. This is an interior non load bearing wall.
I was wondering if a header is required?


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Old 10-20-2009, 01:01 PM   #2
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Header required for small opening?

"Required" is a relative term. It's not likely that the top part of the stud you removed would come down and smash your nice stereo equipment, but... :-) If it's a non-load bearing wall then the header you need doesn't require jack studs and all that jazz, just a 2x4 on it's side toenailed into the two adjacent studs will do the trick. Good insurance if you ask me.

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