Originally Posted by WindowsonWashington
Is that knob and tube wiring?
Are you calling that 2x4 laid flat a header?
Not sure if your questions are rhetorical, but in any case, yes that's knob and tube wiring. And yes, since that beam (it's not a 2x4) laid flat was presumably put in to function as a header, I was referring to it as a header.
Whether or not it is a 'real' header is not relevant at this point since it will not function as a header anymore. This is just how I found it.
Any advise on how to move forward?