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Old 08-18-2012, 09:35 AM   #16
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Then its even easier since you dont have to block it underneath.

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You could even put the header in the ceiling joists and have it be a clear 5' opening.
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You could even put the header in the ceiling joists and have it be a clear 5' opening.
How does that work?
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Its alittle more involved but your basically transfering the load over the opening, whether the header is down in the stud or cut into the ceiling joists the result is the same.
Your roof relies on those joists not being cut to hold up the roof so its more involved with propping and strapping, the header in the wall is easiest option for sure.
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Its alittle more involved but your basically transfering the load over the opening, whether the header is down in the stud or cut into the ceiling joists the result is the same.
Your roof relies on those joists not being cut to hold up the roof so its more involved with propping and strapping, the header in the wall is easiest option for sure.
Well thank you. I'm going for less expensive and efficient since this isn't my forever home, so header inside the wall is more in my budget. I do appreciate the descriptive help though. I'm going to find a good local contractor who will get a permit to do this in the next few months. Wish me luck. Now to start asking everyone who they know...

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