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Old 06-14-2012, 10:45 PM   #16
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2nd floor addition

Originally Posted by wkearney99
If you're adding a second floor there's the weight of all the new materials. How the existing wall will handle it is a question often worth having an engineer answer. Seems pretty obvious, but if you're a 'framing contractor' you know this already.
The only thing in a wall that has to be checked to handle a second floor are the headers. And that can be answered by an architect too.

Any point loads that need to be addressed will be on the plans.

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Old 06-14-2012, 11:11 PM   #17
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Ok, well then that covers every possible variation then. No need for anything else.

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