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Old 11-18-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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What size header is needed....


I have a typical 24' wide modular home. I would like to remove the wall between the kitchen and livingroom to make it more open. The wall is currently 13 feet long between the rooms with a 4ft door opening. I would like to remove more of the wall and make a 12ft opening. This 2x4 wall runs down the center of the house. My roof has a 5/12 pitch with trusses made of 2x4s. I know I need 1 king stud and two jack studs on each end of this header. What height header would be needed to support the 12 ft distance? Can I get away with 3-2x4x10s or 3-2x4x12s? What is necessary? Thanks.

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Old 11-18-2009, 02:26 PM   #2
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You want to use 2x4's as headers to span 12' ?
Even without a roof load they will sag

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Old 11-18-2009, 02:34 PM   #3
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I meant...can I use 3-2x10x12s or 3-2x12x12s? In other words, would a 10" or 12" tall header made from 3 sandwiched 2x10s or 2x12s work? or is this overkill? Would 2x8s work? What is necessary?
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