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Old 06-29-20, 05:12 AM
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Cut header for vent

In a non load bearing wall can you completely cut out the header between 2 16OC studs?
i need to fit a 4" vent pipe to travel through the joist ceiling cavity.
 
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Old 06-29-20, 05:17 AM
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You should know that we arent going to just say yes without some photos and a better understanding of why the header is there and what it is supporting.
 
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Old 06-29-20, 05:28 AM
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Attached.
it's not supporting anything above. There are another 2 studs to the right. So, basically as long as it's solid to put drywall on after:
Wall https://imgur.com/gallery/B6xJO8q

I could potentially put wood back after and above a little bit if it really needs horizontal support/strength
 
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Old 06-29-20, 05:36 AM
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All I see is a sheet of plastic.
 
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Old 06-29-20, 05:47 AM
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The vent will go on the left of the orange wire, up, behind the plastic, cut through the header then left in the bay
 
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Old 06-29-20, 05:56 AM
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Is it a "header" or a "double top plate"? Do you know the difference? You may know what's up there but all I can see is the plastic.
 
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Oh I see, in that case it's a butt, then top plate, then it has a 2x6 flat above it. So, kind of a weird double top plate.
 
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Old 06-29-20, 06:32 AM
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Then yes, you can cut it out.
 
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