Window Framing -Jack Studs


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Old 11-24-23, 12:41 PM
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Window Framing -Jack Studs

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I'm having new windows installed on a brick facade home built in 1950. I'm concerned that the contractor ordered windows too big and is now trying to cut existing framing to fit. They cut out the jack studs. I now have an unsupported header. I'm very concerned and wondering if I should have them cease work and have this inspected. I don't know what their plan is at this point.

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King stud exposed

Header closeup

Bottom - cut stud

 
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Old 11-24-23, 01:09 PM
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Yes. That is not good.
 
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Need clarification. I see a jack stud on the right side of the rough opening in the first 2 photos. Don't know what left side looks like so maybe contractor did remove one/some but at least one still is there. Does your contract call for a full frame or pocket replacement? You certainly don't want a larger window because that will involve brick work which in my opinion is risky.
 
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Old 11-24-23, 02:50 PM
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He op pretty clearly says the jack studs have been removed...

If the header butts into the stud on the right (top 2 photos) and you can see the end of the header, then that stud on the right is the king stud, and the jack stud has been removed... which is why it appears the jack stud was cut off on bottom.

But it's also possible that the op has misconstrued what he's seeing, and just THINKS the jack studs were removed. Because that's also what the bottom of the window opening would look like if just the rough sill was removed.

So the question is, can you see the end of the header or not?
 
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I can see the ends of the header butting into the exposed king studs. They used a multi-tool to cut them out and I saw the removed pieces. Not sure what to do at this point, but told them to cease work until I figure this out. In NC btw.

I appreciate the responses.



 
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Real high quality multitool, And the blade is upside down. LOL
 
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Any thoughts on a solution? Try to piece new studs over the cut off jack studs? Try to use metal ties under the header ends to reinforce the header?
 
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You just need to fill in the piece of jack stud that was removed.
 
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Thank you xsleeper.
 
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What about the size of the replacement window? Rough opening needs to be larger than replacement window.
 
 

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