No, you're correct GB. If the wall was below the beam it would have to be strapped to the beam or have its own beam which would be wasteful. One problem with a cripple wall below the beam would be that it would not be able to resist the perpendicular loading that a garage door opener would impose, at least not as well as the beam itself could.GBrackins said:if the header is above the cripple wall, then the cripple wall does not support the weight of the beam, the kings and jacks for the header support the header. the cripple wall would simply be hung from the header. would need to account for the additional weight of the cripple wall for the beam. or am I missing something?
Just tried it worked for me! Try this search "Drop header design guide i-joist.org"Durant said:Francis,I downloaded the APA J740 and it is a big help for cripple wall over the header. Does not show show cripple wall below the header.
I could not link to the other one, probably a computer problem I'm having.