supporting the lintel
I'm new to this site but not new to DIY. I found great info on this site.
I need to install a similar window. I've setup the scaffolding, I have the saw and the diamond impregnated blade. Framing is done inside and I've drilled the corners to indicate position.
Do I make the vertical cut 1 1/2" bigger on each side than the actual opening to insert 2 x 6 frame, then remove one brick on each side of vertical cut at the header to insert the lintel or can the lintel be supported by the vertical 2 x 6? I have 4 rows of brick above the opening, then the mansard roof starts. The mansard roof is not resting on the brick.
Tx for your help,