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john_bry 10-10-2012 12:43 AM

bricking in a window
 
I have a shower window i want to remove in my house.

I was prepping/cleaning the inner cinderblock wall for the brick layer.
I noticed there was a header above this window.
This is a tiled window which is 3' x 3'.
Will removing the header drop the wall above it? I think there is an attic ledger above this header, so no more bricks.

Should i leave the header in and have him brick up to the header for the inner wall?
How can i transfer some of the load from the header into the bricks, with shims? should i even be worried about that since its only a single story.

Whats better to use brick or cinderblock? not sure which is stronger.
I am a clueless homeowner.

Thanks

hand drive 10-10-2012 07:51 AM

By header do you mean metal brick lintel? will you be using drywall for the inside bathroom wall? It is not recommended to remove headers...

Canarywood1 10-10-2012 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by john_bry (Post 1027891)
I have a shower window i want to remove in my house.

I was prepping/cleaning the inner cinderblock wall for the brick layer.
I noticed there was a header above this window.
This is a tiled window which is 3' x 3'.
Will removing the header drop the wall above it? I think there is an attic ledger above this header, so no more bricks.

Should i leave the header in and have him brick up to the header for the inner wall?
How can i transfer some of the load from the header into the bricks, with shims? should i even be worried about that since its only a single story.

Whats better to use brick or cinderblock? not sure which is stronger.
I am a clueless homeowner.

Thanks



As previous post said,do not remove the lintel,and why not ask your bricklayer what to use.

joecaption 10-10-2012 11:45 AM

If the wall is already block, why would they use brick to fill it in?
There just going to use block the same size as you already have and may have to cut the top row to fit.


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