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Posted in thread: Adding egress in existing window opening on 10-30-2007 at 02:19 PM
I figured it would take me longer to get this sorted out but.... I talked to several structural
engineers who would be happy to take a look for 400 bucks, but I did find one who wanted to
chat. He's a...
Posted in thread: Adding egress in existing window opening on 10-28-2007 at 11:27 AM
Uh oh, I 've already taken out the brick ... kidding.The code for my area is that the sill
height must not be more than 44 inches off the ground. Openable window dimensions must be 5.7
ft^2 and minimu...
Posted in thread: Adding egress in existing window opening on 10-27-2007 at 09:55 AM
I peeled back another layer of my onion, I mean house, and it looks there was no proper header
installed for this window. The interior brick was set directly on top of a 2X6 (I think). See
the first 2...
Posted in thread: Adding egress in existing window opening on 10-26-2007 at 08:00 AM
Thanks for the quick input Glenn. I never thought of a jackhammer as a precise cutting tool.
More to follow, just need to expose more of the structure and snap some pics.
Posted in thread: Adding egress in existing window opening on 10-25-2007 at 11:29 AM
Hi there -- I checked the threads and didn't see these questions addressed. In a basement
bedroom I want to increase the opening of an existing window to meet the code for egress. It's
a 1932 Tudor re...
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