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gt1935 11-24-2012 11:56 AM

header framing
Have an exterior wall 8' high 2" x 4" 16" on center with a 3' wide x 5 1/2" high header opening. It is a recess in the wall and does not go through to the outside. Cant fasten the header to the supporting studs from the sides. Face nail or screws. Thanks.

woodworkbykirk 11-24-2012 04:10 PM

toe nail on the edge of hte header into the king studs

hand drive 11-25-2012 09:11 AM

as woodworkbykirk mentioned, nail the header with angled toe nails on the edges and from underneath the jack into the header. Usually the opposite side of the king stud is accessible to nail through into the header ...

gt1935 11-25-2012 07:38 PM


Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk (Post 1059328)
toe nail on the edge of hte header into the king studs

Can a 2 1/2" #8 screw be used instead of the nail? How many nails or screws needed for each side of the 2 x 8 header? Also, the short header studs from the header to top plate can they be screwed with 2 1/2" x #8 screws 2 each top and bottom of header stud total of 4 per header stud? Thanks.

woodworkbykirk 11-25-2012 09:19 PM

no you cant use 2 1/2's, they need to be 3 or 3 1/2's.. both through the end of the header into the king studs and at the top of the header up in to the top plate

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