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Old 04-03-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
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Kitchen Remodel - Header/framing question


Hello,

We are planning our kitchen remodel and are looking to gain a better understanding of the framing required.

As part of the reno, we want to move the door over a few inches, frame out a new window, replace/reframe the old window for a smaller window. I'm guessing there is no header over the existing window (see picture), so my question is, would we run a single header spanning the width of the room or would smaller headers/and jack studs be needed for each opening?

I've attached a couple images showing the idea. Please ignore the mistakes in the framing illustration. I was doing it quickly and no measurements were used. I just want to understand the header for this type of reno.

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Old 04-04-2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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Since the entire width of the room appears to be somewhere in the 10' range, and the sketch seems like you want to keep all of the tops in line, I would span it with one header, then frame the individual rough opening under the header. It will be much easier to keep the wall straight.
The window most likely has a 2 x 6 header packed tight to the top plates.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:20 PM   #3
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The width of the room is about 9' 7". There's no second floor, just a crawl attic space. My next issue is the header size, will a 2x12 sandwich with 1/2 plywood be okay for this distance?

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Old 04-05-2008, 07:34 AM   #4
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you have the right ideal and thar should be plenty for the size of the room and the weight it would carry
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