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Old 05-31-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I am building a new addition and want to know the best way to frame a rough opening for a new window. For my window Pella says:

"6" Overall frame depth (4-9/16" wall depth). Eliminates the need for drywall return"

What size studs are needed for this window. Will 2x4's work?

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Hello All,

I am building a new addition and want to know the best way to frame a rough opening for a new window. For my window Pella says:

"6" Overall frame depth (4-9/16" wall depth). Eliminates the need for drywall return"

What size studs are needed for this window. Will 2x4's work?
That is for 2x4 framing.

(3-1/2" stud width + 1/2" exterior sheathing + 1/2" drywall + 1/16" overage = 4-9/16" wall depth)

In case you need any pointers on window framing arrangements:

http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/w...ro_framing.htm

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