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I Need advice on this framing. Do I need to put doble 2x6 on each side of the window rough in?
I know I need to put fireblocks but I didn't till I find out if I need another 2x6 on the side.
 

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You should have jack and king studs on either side of the window running from the top plates to the bottom plates. If this is a load bearing wall, you'll need a header.
If any of these terms are unfamiliar, do a goggle search so you can respond.
 

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It was a porch with 2 2"x12"x12' nail together between the 6x6 post and the brick wall. The room is about 12'. Can I use this and evade putting a header on top. If we put a header we are going to end with the window too low.
 

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It was a porch with 2 2"x12"x12' nail together between the 6x6 post and the brick wall. The room is about 12'. Can I use this and evade putting a header on top. If we put a header we are going to end with the window too low.
Posting a photo from the outside will help determine the load.
 

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Ron6519 said:
You should have jack and king studs on either side of the window running from the top plates to the bottom plates. If this is a load bearing wall, you'll need a header.
If any of these terms are unfamiliar, do a goggle search so you can respond.
Thanks Ron for your help. Appreciate it.
 

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May need the extra stud/blocking for interior/exterior trim or casing.... Blocking required for shear with the plywood/OSB?

Gary
 

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May need the extra stud/blocking for interior/exterior trim or casing.... Blocking required for shear with the plywood/OSB?

Gary
I don't think is required but I put them too, ...just in case. The most important thing said the inspector is that your 2x6 have to be nail to the OSB every 6" max. And vertical pieces.
 

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When I frame in windows I always have dbl. stud on sides (kingstud and trimmer) and the sill, this helps with nailing later. Being you are framing in a porch I would still double stud around the window.
 

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havalife said:
When I frame in windows I always have dbl. stud on sides (kingstud and trimmer) and the sill, this helps with nailing later. Being you are framing in a porch I would still double stud around the window.
Thx for your advice.
 
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