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Old 02-10-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Hi there im new here so hello everyone , my question is am i aloud to put a 2x6 plate on my header before i install it. so the 2x6 plate is acually sitting on the cripple. I dont know if that is to code or not?

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Old 02-10-2011, 10:07 AM   #2
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If you're talking about laying a flat 2x6 flat on top of the trimmers and then your double 2x header on top of the plate....

I doubt anyone will find anything illegal about doing it. It is an unnecessary waste of lumber however, unless some unusual circumstance warrants it.

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Standard practice here when using double 2x's, or a 4x for a header-flush out, foam board inside later (when window is not dropped). Gives a nailing surface for drywall and window head trim (casing), unless thicker trim.

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