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We have a 10 ft wall that runs perpendicular to a load

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We have a 10 ft wall that runs perpendicular to a load bearing wall and runs towards the pitch of the roof. We would like to remove the wall. We want to know what size header we would need to place in the ceiling in place of the wall?? We live in Ohio
and want to know what code is for the wall to be removed and a header to be installed.. We have 2x4 walls.. Above it is an attic we use for storage..
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

If it's not a load bearing wall, why do you need a header?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its supports that attic dont you have to have a header??
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did you get the attachments that I had sent one was a sketch and the other was a picture of the actually wall??
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

But if it supports the attic then it is load bearing.

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