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Clutchcargo 03-28-2010 03:48 PM

How do I frame this window opening.
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This is in a corner of the house. I've closed off one window to accommodate an addition (1 floor sunroom raised to the second floor). I want to add an awning window closer to the corner of the house. From the exterior view it would be centered on the wall.
The window's RO is 36.5 w x 21" high (horizontal).
There's a diagonal shear stud that's in the way of adding a one piece king and jack stud for the header.
Is this doable somehow or do I need to move the window over so that I wouldn't break into that stud bay?
FWIW, the window I removed didn't have a header.

Clutchcargo 03-29-2010 12:08 PM

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Alright, so nobody has encroached to the corner of their house with a window opening.
I've used my extensive knowledge of the finest graphic program I have (MS Excel) to illustrate my idea of how to frame this. The first pic is existing and the second is my idea to handle the shear stud. Thoughts?

Scuba_Dave 03-29-2010 12:31 PM

That's a lot of studs
I have the same diagonals in this house, haven't cut one yet

I think I'd be inclined to leave what is there intact
I know my old wood is much stronger then todays stuff
Use the existing stud that leans on the diagonal as a King
Cut a stud to go above & below the diagonal to act as a cripple support for header
Then frame out the right side as needed

Gary in WA 03-29-2010 09:00 PM

The let-in or blocked diagonal appears to be steeper than 60*, which would greatly affect it’s resistance to racking….. You could add this and cut the wall as you please: Run the bearing jacks and kings continuous, never cut and tack them on an angle.

Be safe, Gary

Clutchcargo 03-30-2010 08:37 AM

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The shear stud that is currently in use, is not even touching the plate. It must have shrunk over the years.
Is it necessary that the armstrong brace be applied to the exterior side of the wall?
If so, the wb variety of bracing is flat, can I nail directly through the sheathing to the studs as opposed to removing the sheathing?

Gary in WA 03-30-2010 07:39 PM

It can install on either side of the wall against the studs, same with Simpson hold-downs. Put it inside, a little stronger than outside the sheathing boards (which gain a little diagonal shear flow).

Be safe, Gary

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