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wouldn't be standard here, if a header is not needed you don't install one.
Based on what I see without the drywall, it appears to me that the wall isn’t load bearing. No header over the door. The right end doesn’t look like it’s a support post either. The left end, the studs go all the way to the floor without a bottom plate. Does that mean this left end is a support for the beam above? Thoughts?

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Based on what I see without the drywall, it appears to me that the wall isn’t load bearing. No header over the door. The right end doesn’t look like it’s a support post either. The left end, the studs go all the way to the floor without a bottom plate. Does that mean this left end is a support for the beam above? Thoughts?





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I agree the main section is not load bearing but the side walls or one of them could be.
The stud going right to the floor is a hint to a bearing point or it could also mean there was a last minute change to make the non bearing wall longer.
We can't see the top of the wall so you also have a dropped ceiling.
Measure how much stud you have between the ceiling and top plate inside that wall.
You might have something like this picture and depending on how it is built and non bearing wall may be supporting the ceiling.
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I agree the main section is not load bearing but the side walls or one of them could be.
The stud going right to the floor is a hint to a bearing point or it could also mean there was a last minute change to make the non bearing wall longer.
We can't see the top of the wall so you also have a dropped ceiling.
Measure how much stud you have between the ceiling and top plate inside that wall.
You might have something like this picture and depending on how it is built and non bearing wall may be supporting the ceiling.
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That measure the is right at 3”. Top plate to the finished side of the ceiling.
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That measure the is right at 3”. Top plate to the finished side of the ceiling.
So there is a 2x4 on both sides for the ceiling.
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You might add some angled screws thru the top of the stud into the plate to insure a good attachment.
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Then you could cut the studs and trim the ceiling drywall back a bit for a patch
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Or cut the studs lower and add a 2x4 and trim it like a small beam.
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So there is a 2x4 on both sides for the ceiling.
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You might add some angled screws thru the top of the stud into the plate to insure a good attachment.
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Then you could cut the studs and trim the ceiling drywall back a bit for a patch
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Or cut the studs lower and add a 2x4 and trim it like a small beam.
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Great info, thanks. Now I just need to figure out how to move the electrical. Lol
 
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