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Old 08-14-2017, 02:15 AM  
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Opening a 5 ft opening isn't usually a problem Unless you find a double stud in there which might indicate a point load. Most time a double 63" 2x10 header would do. for insurance you could go double LVLs
If you intend to make the door bigger by 5 ft, that would more serious.

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