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Old 07-05-2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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Framing between windows


I'm trying to figure out the framing in a new addition and have several windows side by side (about a 4' rough opening). Can I eliminate the second king stud so I have the following: trimmer to support the left window header, King stud, trimmer to support the right window header. Or should I keep it so I have trimmer, king, king, trimmer?


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You also need to think about the outside brickmould and siding and the trim inside.

Not sure if it will meet code for you, here we can run a continuous header and then put trimmers underneath it to go between the windows.

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I'm trying to figure out the framing in a new addition and have several windows side by side (about a 4' rough opening). Can I eliminate the second king stud so I have the following: trimmer to support the left window header, King stud, trimmer to support the right window header. Or should I keep it so I have trimmer, king, king, trimmer?
All you need a single king stud with one trimmer on each side. Or if you don't want 4-1/2" in between you can frame a big enough header for both windows with 2 - 2x4s in between giving you 3" .
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:21 PM   #4
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as mae-ling and Joe mentioned, one solid header with either a single stud spaced between the windows or a double stud between the windows. it might be easier this way instead of headers for every window...
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