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I want to open an interior supporting wall and make a six foot wide by four foot tall pass thru window/bar counter between the kitchen and living room. Do I have to build a header for the opening?

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Kiteman

8 years ago

If you mean "do I need to add a supporting joist above the void?", then, yes, you do.

I strongly recommend you talk to a local builder (with knowledge of local regulations) about the job - call him in, describe the job, ask him what he'd do, and then do what he suggests yourself.

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backyardengineerKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

At least pay him a little for his time. it cost him to drive to your place and talk to you.