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Old 02-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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So my brother decided he wanted to connect two adjacent rooms by putting in an archway in the shared wall between the two rooms. So today I open up a section of the wall on one side and this is what I discovered. What do you guys think? is this project feasible? One wall is drywall the other room has wooden tongue-groove panel walls.

Our idea is to build in a header to tie into the rafters that come down diagonal.

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and a pic of the inside behind drywall side. you can see the rafter come down between the framing studs. so the archway can only be so high.

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What is all that white stuff on the ceiling?
Looks like your working on a house around 100 years old.
And your trying to remove a supporting wall that's in the outside corner of a room.
A whole lot more involved then a modern house. Remove that diagnal support and there's nothing to stop the side sway in the walls.
Just guessing but is it ballon constrution, wooden laped siding?
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What is all that white stuff on the ceiling?
Looks like your working on a house around 100 years old.
And your trying to remove a supporting wall that's in the outside corner of a room.
A whole lot more involved then a modern house. Remove that diagnal support and there's nothing to stop the side sway in the walls.
Just guessing but is it ballon constrution, wooden laped siding?
the white stuff is spray foam insulation. the house was built 1950.
what do you mean by outside corner? the diagonal support is the roof rafter that's tied into the studs in the wall framing.
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the white stuff is spray foam insulation. the house was built 1950.
what do you mean by outside corner? the diagonal support is the roof rafter that's tied into the studs in the wall framing.
You don't cut that as well! Hello Big freaking mess of house no longer structurally sound!
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You don't cut that as well! Hello Big freaking mess of house no longer structurally sound!
you mean the rafter? it was already cut. thats what we discovered after we cut into the wall. what do you suggest? frame in new 2x4 studs to support the rafters?
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you mean the rafter? it was already cut. thats what we discovered after we cut into the wall. what do you suggest? frame in new 2x4 studs to support the rafters?
Yeah! and get it up to code!
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Yeah! and get it up to code!
so the new stud idea would fix it right
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anyone else have input?

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