I want to remove a 2x4 at the bottom of my basement stairs for a basement remodel project. I don't believe it is a load bearing support, but want to make sure before I remove it.
It is a single 2x4 that is 8 foot long and is directly under the the stairwell joist header. The header is attached to floor joists on each end by metal hangers.
Are the hangers sufficient to support the header, or could the vertical 2x4 be supporting the header?
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