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  1. Windows and Doors
    Our basement has windows (used to be exterior) that go into another room that was added on. Would it be considered a legal egress window if I build out a bedroom in the basement and use the existing window as an egress (size meets code) if it's not going directly outside, but rather into another...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi- I'm turning a basement window into an egress window and looking for some guidance on the well wall - this would be almost exactly my target final product. I'm in northern Virginia so our frostline is around 24". The exterior wall of the house around the window is cinder block, it's...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All, Hopefully someone out there can help answer my question. I am in the process of looking for a townhouse in south east Pennsylvania. A lot of the homes I have looked at have finished basements, but none have been walk-outs or have egress windows. As an example, one house built in...
  4. Building & Construction
    So I am starting a remodel on my basement and in talking with the building inspector he says that if I want to get a permit and have it inspected I need to install an egress window in the bedroom of the basement. Attached is a picture of what I have down there now. the window is 29" wide. the...
  5. Building & Construction
    Can someone point me in the right direction on this. I am installing an egress window in the basement and using 2x6's for a header. Should I have the concrete cutter start the cut right below the brick (if so, do I need to use a lintel to support the brick), or, should I leave some concrete...
  6. Carpentry
    I have a exterior door that needs to be egress(3'by6'8"). I have no problem with my height but my width is 3' 1/4" with my king stud and jack stud. I can not move the king studs or jack studs because it is a door within concrete. I have not put the header,king studs(2by6), or jacks studs(2by6)...
  7. Building & Construction
    I am planning on adding an addition, to my house that has a 9’ basement. The addition is going to have a 32” crawl space. The addition will be heated by ducts running under the crawl space. The crawl space will be accessible through a hole cut in the basement wall, which should provide...
  8. Building & Construction
    Gonna be framing in 4 windows. Two in the bedroom (same wall, back side of house) One in a bathroom and one in a hall - bathroom and hall on same wall, front side of house so i would like to keep the heights the same for each wall. Questions... What are the hight requirements for the bottom...
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