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ozworld

10:54AM | 08/10/04
Member Since: 08/09/04
5 lifetime posts
I want to cut an opening in a cinder block wall. The cinder block wall is ½ cinder block (lower level) and ½ wood (upper), made by 2x6 wooden framing on a big wooden 2x10 header. This wall runs parallel to the rafters and joists and supports the ridge joist. It will be a 27 inch opening. I don't think I need any support for such a small opening but wanted to get your thoughts.

My concern is the Header itself. Can I cut this header? I need to cut some of the cinder block (which I have already done - all hollow) and need to cut one 2x6 frame board (which I have done). The only thing left is the big, 2x10 header. I'm afraid to cut it out of my way until I get some advice.

Thanks,

John


Glenn Good

07:51PM | 08/13/04
Member Since: 09/10/03
314 lifetime posts
This type of question can not be answered over the internet. Before removing any structural header you should consult a qualified general contractor or stuctural engineer in your area.

Glenn

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