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Cstahl86 03-28-2011 05:18 PM

Removing wall
 
I have wall separating my kitchen and dining room, that I would like to remove. I'm pretty sure it's not load bearing, however the studs on my raised ceilings do sit on the top of it. In removing the wall, how big of a header do I have to install?

Daniel Holzman 03-28-2011 05:55 PM

If the wall is not load bearing, you need only a small header. If the wall is load bearing, you need to size the header based on the span and the load above the header. In order to size the header, you need a carefully prepared, scaled diagram showing all of the load the header will need to pick up, which may require crawling into the attic to verify how much load is transmitted to the wall below.

kevin10387 03-30-2011 03:49 AM

I am also pretty much agree with denial that size of header depends upon span and the bearing load. you can contact regarding this from a professional person.


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