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Old 07-26-2012, 12:19 PM   #1
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What size header should I use for a window header on a 2x4 wall spanning 16' with a R.O. of 30 inches?

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Old 07-26-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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What size header should I use for a window header on a 2x4 wall spanning 16' with a R.O. of 30 inches?
Need to know where you live for a snow load calculation and what is above the window...roof...1 story and a roof, two stories and a roof...ect?

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All you need to do is measure another header in your home. All of the head heights of the windows will be the same regardless if it is a 24'' header or a 72'' header.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #4
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we always run a double 2x10 for every header.
If it is a larger picture window say 6' or more we may go to a LVL or engineered header.
And we have high snow loads.
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