Originally Posted by thardyjackson
Brockmiera - it's the main floor. Below the main floor are floor joists and crawl space. Above the bathroom is one floor only (2 stories). I live in San Francisco. I have not heard of this word you call "snow."
Gbrackins - not sure if there are 1 or 2 top plates. What are the implications?
1 top plate usually means that it isn't a load bearing wall.
Ok so how wide it the house? How far from the wall in question does the joist span in either direction?
Yeah no snow over in your neck of the wood. But can you say earthquake!