So I am placing a 13ft LVL Header beam, in a load bearing wall, to place a Patio Door.
I am using a 3-1/2 by 11-7/8 Versa-Lam LVL beam, as recommended by my Engineer.
I am planning to place the top of the beam tight to the bottom of the plate above, leaving no room for a Cripple stud.
Is this not acceptable? Or do I have to have Cripple Studs between the beam and the top plate?