Help putting an internal door through to the garage from the hall
Sorry Vix, I re-read that and Teetor's right it does sound a little heavy.
Heres the advice, you mention lintel, I don't know what a catnic lintel is but a lintel provides suport for brick or block so I'm assuming thats your case.
1.Check the wall to discover if it has load.
The best way to do this is to check the roof frame and see if the rafters sit above your new opening.
Cut and remove brick debri a few inches smaller than your new opening it's good to draw your new opening on the wall so as not to emproach it
When removing the sheathing on the frame be careful not to intrude to far and disrupt elec. wireing, plumb, prevouis HO's exwife's body, ect.
4.Temp support (load bearing)
If your wall is load bearing, you will need a temp support, you can do this by placing a 2x12, edge up, on the ceiling a few inches away from your new openings spaning it's width. Then tightly wedge 2x4s vertical to the floor under your temp 2x12 beam.
On the top of your opening it's best to place a header, load bearing or not, I use two pieces of 2x10 sandwiched together with a piece of 1/2 ply playing bologna Be sure on the right and left you have a vertical stud running all the way up and down then one inside of it runing from the bottom of your header sandwich to the floor....................I can't believe I just had to sing the Oscar Myer song to spell bologna
Make your cosmedic cuts on brick/block, trim it all up, have a beer, and tell the wife to throw on the steaks. It's party time :D
Last edited by Glasshousebltr; 02-17-2005 at 12:45 PM.