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Re: Exposed brick on lintel soffit

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Using the 1997 UBC, I would wrap the steel lintel with stucco complying with
Section 2508.  Use the stucco as a backing for an adhered brick veneer that
complies with Section 1403.5.  The veneer units would be filleted 3/4" to 1"
thick from the project face bricks, saw-cut so that you have L-shaped pieces
formed from one face and one end of the original brick -- this will give you
soldier-brick corner veneer pieces.  The remainder of the soffit would be of
flat pieces saw-cut from brick faces, applied as a veneer.

Nels Roselund
Structural Engineer
South San Gabriel, CA

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