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Old 12-22-06, 03:16 PM
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i just had a egress window put in by a contractor...the wall basically was cut approx 44 inch wide up to the rim joist. the window then was basically put right in the window opening with no window framing or header...just shimmed at the top and caulk all around. i have asked the contractor to put in the header, who basically just put a steel beam 2x4 about 5 feet long on top of the existing foundatin. my problem is that the header does not reach the joists, it just lies on top of the foundation about inch or inch & half short of the joist....is this a acceptable header?
 
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Is the wall above a bearing wall? - It sounds like it might not be.

Did you have a permit pulled to protect yourself since you are probably adding living space and will want to claim it when you go to sell?

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