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Hi ,
1- install temporary  two channels 8" one on each side of the wall connect them by 3/4" bolt @ 16"on center
2- Support the channels to the next  beside wall if there any wall or keep the channels extend about 2' from 
each end of the window.
3- Cut and remove the brick with the area you want .
4- put the lintel  (Angle or channel) with post at the end or not just extend the lintel 8" from the window.
5- Remove the  temporary channels and the bolts.
6 - now you have historic window.
                                Dr- hamida
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 2:57 PM
Subject: Brick Parapet Support

Hi - I have a 12" wide brick parapet, 9' above a supporting beam in a historic building. The architect wants to remove 3' of the parapet, just above the beam in order to install windows. This will make the brick portion of the parapet wall 6' high above the windows and beam.  I will place a steel post at 3' on center to support some type of lintel, which will support the brick.  Any ideas on what I should do?  Should I use a steel angle, or try to reinforce the brick, etc?  How is the lintel installed before the brick is removed?

Andy Richardson
Bluffton, SC