I am a builder in RI. We always put headers in gable walls it eliminates
call backs for those pesky stress cracks that ALWAYS SHOW UP. Your first
instinct was correct. Ask your building inspector if you have any doubts.
There is no requirement for the headers when trusses are used. Further,
plans drawn by an architect which are stamped by him only say that by his
stamp ,he is concluding that his design is acceptable by code. I wont go
into all the times the architects are wrong. Your instincts are correct,
follow them. Good luck.
David. You're not replying to the original post. Instead you are
starting new threads which makes things more difficult to follow. In
some of your replies you didn't quote what you were responding to,
which makes it very difficult to follow. Please see what you can do.
BTW, where in RI are you?
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