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Offline melwynnd

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Headers for 2x6 walls
« on: July 06, 2006, 08:28:12 AM »
Hi,

We got our floor done ;D and are ready to start on the walls.  But a question has come up.  How do we space the 2x8 headers for our 2x6 wall :-?.  All we can find information on is the 2x4 walls where you just use a piece of plywood.

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Offline bayview

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Re: Headers for 2x6 walls
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006, 11:13:50 AM »
This is the way we did 2 X 6 headers . . .
    . . . said the focus was safety, not filling town coffers with permit money . . .


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Re: Headers for 2x6 walls
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006, 02:48:29 PM »
The diagram above will give you the advantage of solid nailing on both sides. You can also double up on one side only and have the foam block on the other. Most builders doing this will leave the solid header on the inside for drapery hardware to anchor.
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