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Old 01-07-2010, 12:06 AM   #1
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I trying to find out if i can install a window and a transom window above it. The height of window is 4' 8" and transom window height is 12". Its 8 ft high wall Im putting it on . the bottom sill will measure 31" up from the floor. Is it going to be to close the ceiling. Dont want it to look funny.

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Old 01-07-2010, 05:43 AM   #2
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Probably not, if there is a second floor above or it is supporting the roof. You need a header over the window, and that would not leave enough room for a proper header.

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Old 01-07-2010, 08:35 AM   #3
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You would probably need to lower the window to fit in the structural component as Bill said. There are specific codes to dictate the type of glass you use when you get below a certain height. Around here, if the glass is below 18 inches off the floor, the window needs to be safety glass.
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4'8" + 12" + 31" = 99" in a 96" wall, 3" over the ceiling, yes, it will look funny............

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Why does the 4'8" window have to be that size? Reduce the lower window dimension so the whole unit fits, both ascetically and literally.
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