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Old 01-26-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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if you already have a second floor,i.e a split level house, was the house originally designed for a second floor over the first floor of the house?

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Old 01-26-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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If you already have a second floor, i.e a split level house, was the house originally designed for a second floor over the first floor of the house?
No. Or at least not damned likely.

If you can get up there... see if you have actual joists or roof trusses.
And if joists... the size and centers and span (oh my!).
Maybe you'll be the lucky one.
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If your next Q is whether you could add a second floor anyway...
Sure. All it takes is a big pile of lumber and another pig pile of cash.

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