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Old 07-29-2011, 04:11 AM   #1
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headers for a window in a block wall


I want to cut a whole on the exterior of the house and place a window I know what tools I have to use and have a plan to cut it but I dont know if I have to use a header for the window or not and if I do how and what do I make it out of?

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Old 07-29-2011, 06:26 AM   #2
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headers for a window in a block wall


The main supporting member in block or brick is usually a steel angle or "T" beam, 3/8-1/2 thick. Sometimes a prestressed concrete beam is used.

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