Egress Window Installation

Old 03-21-01, 02:45 AM
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I'm installing an egress window in my basement that will be placed in a wall that runs parallel to the floor joists. Do I have to install a header as well? I know that if it were a wall that ran perpindicular to the joist I would have to but am not sure in this case. The opening will be 55" by 62". Thanks for your help.
Old 03-21-01, 03:27 AM
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Yes, you will need a header, 2 2x6's with 1/2' plywood between. Do not forget your double studs on each sides.

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