How to remove pocket door on load bearing wall?

Question Icon
Posted by: from Kanata
9/10/2014 at 10:35:38 AM

How can I remove standard wood framing supporting header and secure new header against concrete cinder block firewall?

I wish to extend kitchen cabinets and countertop along firewall without having to cut around 2X4 header supports against concrete wall.

Can I cut into concrete block and hang header into block?

User Icon
Date/Time9/10/2014 at 2:00:01 PM

Normally you can remove a block and create a pocket for the header. However yours is a firewall which means you can not. It would kind of defeat the purpose of a firewall if you poke a hole in it. Depending on the load that the header carries an steel angle bracket bolted to the wall can be used. But you will have to hire a structural engineer to determine what is possible.

Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.

Get Free Estimates

Post your project and compare offers from top-rated pros.