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    Default Another lintel question, or lack thereof....

    Have you all ever seen just wood supporting stone, not lintels? They've gotta be kidding. However, no distress systems observed. 10 year old home.

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    Default Re: Another lintel question, or lack thereof....

    Likely, that is Lick-n-stick, not real stone.

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    Default Re: Another lintel question, or lack thereof....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    Likely, that is Lick-n-stick, not real stone.
    ........but......the builder used lintels elsewhere for windows/doors, just not on the front of the house. Same stones uses all around. I'm going to write it up as missing lintels.


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    Default Re: Another lintel question, or lack thereof....

    Rick is right. Very likely a masonry veneer. The wood you see is just trim. It's hard to argue with 10 years and no signs of failure.

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    Default Re: Another lintel question, or lack thereof....

    The window on the left showing a wood lintel has a steel lintel above it. Just not obvious.

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    Default Re: Another lintel question, or lack thereof....

    Quote Originally Posted by brianmiller View Post
    ........but......the builder used lintels elsewhere for windows/doors, just not on the front of the house. Same stones uses all around. I'm going to write it up as missing lintels.
    Are you sure the lintel is missing and not just hidden. Better to write it up as "Lintel not visible."

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    Default Re: Another lintel question, or lack thereof....

    Quote Originally Posted by brianmiller View Post
    Have you all ever seen just wood supporting stone, not lintels? They've gotta be kidding. However, no distress systems observed. 10 year old home.
    Any horizontal architectural member spanning an opening and supporting a load above IS a lintel. Though not a common practice today wood lintels were very common in old construction. When using the correct wood and properly maintained they work extremely well and last a long time.


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