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lintel installation advice needed

Discussion in 'Building' started by george765, 24 Apr 2012.

  1. george765

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    I have a 3.8M twin lintel to install in an outside cavity wall. There is a 1.2M wide window directly and centrally not far above the position of the new lintel.
    My question is regarding the needles. How far above the position of the lintel can/should the needles be fitted ?
    Is the next course of bricks above ok, or should there be a few courses between the lintel position and the needles above.
    many thanks, George.
     
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    As close to the top of the lintel as possible
     
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    We usually remove 3 course of bricks, make sure you have room to slide the lintol in when putting in the props.
     
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    understood, cheers guys
     
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