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dutchbuild 06-01-2013 10:18 PM

Replacing header or leave in when re-framing wall
 
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Hi All,

This is my first post here, so feel free to redirect if this is not the right place. This question could fit into the walls and ceiling forum also, but since it concerns the framing of the wall I figured this may be better. We just bought a house, so I'll have more questions in the future, I'm sure:-).

I took out a small protrusion (by lack of a better word) of the kitchen were originally the fridge was put in. The idea is to put the wall back in its original configuration so that I can reclaim the garage space (was extending into the garage). However, of course in the kitchen wall, the 2x4s were cut and a header put in to allow the add-on to the kitchen. I need to re-frame it before putting sheet rock back on. So can I just leave the header in and but 2x4s under it at the same location the 2x4s above the header? Or should I take out the header out and replace the cut 2x4s by new full length 2x4s?

Thanks for any input!



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