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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-30-2007, 02:19 PM
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I figured it would take me longer to get this...

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....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-28-2007, 11:27 AM
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Uh oh, I 've already taken out the brick ......

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-27-2007, 09:55 AM
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I peeled back another layer of my onion, I mean...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-26-2007, 08:00 AM
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Posted By DIYer
Thanks for the quick input Glenn. I never thought...

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.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-25-2007, 11:29 AM
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Posted By DIYer
Adding egress in existing window opening

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...
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