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thammond

12:29PM | 01/03/05
Member Since: 01/02/05
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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?

Piffin

02:10PM | 01/09/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
It might be a temporary support put in while finishing the hangers etc, and then left, or it mioght be needed.

Are the bordering joists doubled? is the header doubled? is theere a joist from the other direction bearing on the header too? Are all the joints tight and nailed off? Is this stud all alone or part of a wall? Why do you need it gone?

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thammond

10:53AM | 01/17/05
Member Since: 01/02/05
15 lifetime posts
The header is doubled, but the boardering joists are not doubled. There are walls on either side of the stairs. The 2x4 I am talking about is at the end of one of these walls, and extends about 6" beyond the edge of the last stair. I would like to use that 6 inches as part of a hallway. That hallway will be narrow due to a steel support post. That is why I would like to push the corner of the stair wall back to the edge of the last stair.

The stairs are L shaped. The joists run parrallel with the part of the stairs I am talking about. The joists run from the foundation wall to the center beam. There are 2 joists that end at the header and are attached to the header with hangers.

Piffin

04:14PM | 01/18/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
based on my understanding of your description, you are OK to move that stud back in under.

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