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Old 10-31-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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Vaulting my 8 ft Ceilings


I have a mid 60's rambler & I want to vault my ceilings on the main level. I looked in the crawl space & it looks like the roof is supported by the load bearing wall with 2x4's that come off the load bering wall in a y shape. How do I support the roof so I can take the existing bracing off? Do I run a beam on the ridge line of the roof with a support on both ends?

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Old 10-31-2006, 09:17 PM   #2
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I think the reason none of the carpenters are answering is because they don't think you should be messing with a load bearing wall. I would advise getting a Carpenter in there to take a look.

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Pictures would help...you might have trusses above. Vaulting a ceiling isn't a DIY project.
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