Boy, I'm kicking myself on this one b/c I know one of you guys recently posted a very good diagram (SoftPlan) of a header in a ballon frame wall. Just found out I have to widen a door opening. Anyone remember the one I'm talking about or who posted? It was in the last two weeks and I couldn't turn it up in a search.
I'm cutting out one stud, below the ledger board. I'm thinking I'll cut away the bottom of the affected stud, and simply install the header on two cripples posted down to the sill against the two adjacent full studs. Am I missin something?