Header size


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Old 12-18-03, 09:16 PM
randall5
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Header size

How do you determine the necessary size for a header? I am moving a window in my kitchenand replacing it with a larger size. It is a load bearing wall with 87" below the top plate. The counters and backsplash come to 40 " and the rough opening is 48 1/2 (W) x 36 1/2 (H). This leaves approx. 10 inches and I thought a double 9 1/4" LVL would be sufficient. Any thoughts?

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Old 12-18-03, 09:27 PM
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The dbl. LVL will be more than enough, unless there is more than one story above this window, you are in something greater than a 40lb. snow load, or there are other details that you failed to mention.
 
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Old 12-18-03, 11:03 PM
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Lefty, I am not sure what constitutes a 40 lb snow load. However, I do live in the Northeast, and it does snow here. But there is only 1 upper floor (backside of a dormered cape). Hope that helps and thanks for the rely.

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Old 12-18-03, 11:10 PM
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Call your local bldg. dept. -- they'll tell you what the snow load is in the area where you live.
 
 

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