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help on replacing door header with something thinner

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Hi, I am remodeling the basement and facing problem with the old door openng. It sits in the weight bearing wall and had a 2x6 double header.

The problem is that the door open is too low, only about 6'2'' high.

I intended to replace this double header with some thinner metal support so the door opening can be a bit higher.

Any suggestion what I may be able to use?

The door opening is 36 inches wide.


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Agreed, a flitch plate is the norm here as well. Definitely some engineering required however. Another option would be to use tube steel, also engineered to handle the imposed loads.
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