Originally Posted By: jonofrey
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Of course the builder looked at me like I was crazy when I pointed out the short studs under the beam. He asked me how I would have done it. I said it seems to me the studs should be unbroken from sole plate to top plate. At least at the corner under the beam.
That is a curved wall in the stairwell, good call. The beam above the plywood laminate header looked ok but begs another question as to sheetrock nailers? As far as support goes for the beam above the curved plywood, it looked ok to me as it was supoprted by at least 4 studs with crossbracing and trimmers.
It is a pretty busy corner though, at the top of a stairwell. Lots of beams in this house. Two of which were terminated above windows that the builder already agreed to move.
Anybody know of any rules of thumb concerning beams over window openings?
We're NACHI. Get over it.