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Header after removing non-load bearing wall?

Old 04-12-24, 04:25 PM
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Header after removing non-load bearing wall?

We are removing wall that is not load bearing, except that the remaining two 2x4 top plates are now supporting a 9.5' x 2' x 1" triangle wood panel. This wood panel also is attached to the ceiling rafter, so the panel is supported both by the top plates and the ceiling rafter.

The span of the new opening after removing the wall is 9'5".

Here's my question: Do we need to install a header underneath the two 2x4 top plates to support them?

If so, what size/type of header should we install?

Thanks for your help!

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I am having trouble picturing exactly what you are dealing with. Can you post pictures?
Old 04-12-24, 06:42 PM
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If it's not load bearing wall..... a header should not be needed.
How would you address a header in the room now ?

It looks like you have trusses in the attic.
Old 04-13-24, 04:37 AM
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I believe your diagram is not correct where the wall top plate in question meets the exterior wall. The rafters or trusses usually sits on top plate of exterior wall. Is the wall in question located between 2 ceiling joists?

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