Vertically slotted header

  • US 5,127,760 A
  • Filed: 07/26/1990
  • Issued: 07/07/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/26/1990
  • Status: Expired
First Claim
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1. A building construction assembly that includes a header and a stud wherein the header is capable of vertical movement relative to said assembly comprising:

  • a header having a web and flanges with said flanges connected to said web;

    at least one of said flanges having at least one vertical slot therein;

    a stud having a width less than the distance between said flanges of said header and having a top end;

    said stud having at least one hole formed therein proximal to said top end;

    said top end fitting between said flanges perpendicular to said header positioned so that said hole is aligned with said vertical slot; and

    an attachment means passing through said slot and through said hole to slideably unite said header to said stud whereby said slot permits said header to move vertically with respect to said stud while restricting horizontal movement of said header.

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