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help, my mom needs a wider doorway for a rascal, she is handicapped and cannot fit the wheeled device through. I only want to widen it by 6-10 inches, as there is a thermostat on the wall.
Such a structural alteration requires professional assistance.
You need to have a new header sized for the loads imposed and installed to prevailing building codes.