Another framing question
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I watched a couple of days of house framing while I was in Kentucky earlier this week (Louisville metro). 

Big Pulte house.   They built the entire two story side wall (with high cielings), house wrapped it, then stood it up with a lift thingy.  That was interesting (scary) to watch.  Not sure they do it like that all the time, because from the first time they started lifting until it was actually up and braced was several hours.  Up and down a few times.  Nobody was looking confident. 

But the question.... the headers over the second floor windows were way at the top of the wall... several feet above the actual window opening.  Is this normal for a second story?
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I don't think it makes any difference structurally, as long as the headers are designed for intended load/span. Actually, as a side benefit, it allows for a simpler design change of the window height.
Just my $0.02
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(Yesterday, 05:50 AM)brianwelch Wrote: I don't think it makes any difference structurally, as long as the headers are designed for intended load/span. Actually, as a side benefit, it allows for a simpler design change of the window height.
Just my $0.02

Fair point.
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