creating a passthrough

Old 08-18-04, 12:40 PM
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creating a passthrough

Hello all, I'd like to run an idea here and see if I'm on the right track. We have a one level rancher with an unfinished attic. I would like to create a passthrough between the kitchen and dining room.

An image of the existing framing is here:

Can I do the following without getting into any structural issues:

Or is this a better idea:

This ~might~ be a load bearing wall, but with extra 2x4's in the second picture it should support the wall right? Do you all foresee any issues?
Old 08-18-04, 08:17 PM
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This is closer, but not correct.
Cripples above header on each end.
Continue trimmers from sill to sole plate.

If this a nonbaring wall, use a 4x4 HDR.
In single story residential construction, the general rule for determining HDR. size, is that, for each lineal foot of baring wall removed, 1" is added to the HDR. height, IE. 1to4'=4x4, 5'=4x6, etc.(4x5 is not a nominal lumber size).

If there are framing members crossing, joined over, or terminating on this wall, it is baring and you will need to support that load, from both sides, before removing the wall.

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