I have masonry openings that are close to the corners of the building, and other openings that have control joints at one end of the opening. Is it considered acceptable to draw a 45 degree line from the end away from the corner/joint to the other end of the lintel, and assume that the lintel only has to support the masonry under this line? This results in a masonry "right" triangle. Can the support mechanism for the masonry above this line be assumed to be similar to corbelling?
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