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Old 10-09-2012, 11:43 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:51 AM   #2
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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...

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Old 10-10-2012, 10:40 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:45 AM   #4
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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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