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Old 03-29-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Is this floor above garage weightbearing


I would like to extend the existing walk-in closet into the area above the garage. The closet is off the master bathroom. I would only be utilizing the area on the left which seems larger and would not interfere with any of the supports. I have attached photos which were taken through small hole in closet wall. Name:  IMG_2890a.jpg
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:21 AM   #2
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I was hoping to have a slider door entrance on the left side off the existing closet. Place a closet organizer perpendicular to current closet up against studs that are at 90 degrees. There is a support beam running horizontally under back wall of the closet. Unable to see any joists extending out over garage. Is it worth getting a contractor? Would it be possible to utilize space for light storage?

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Old 03-30-2009, 05:47 AM   #3
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Those are trusses, and can not be modified, cut, altered, etc. They may support LIGHT storage, but not much. But if that is over a garage, the wall at the closet is, may be a fire wall. How thick is the drywall??
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Drywall is 1/2".
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:22 AM   #5
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Yeah a truss system, not really made for weight
You would be lucky if they support your weight without cracking the drywall finish below

It would probably be more $$ then its worth to try to renovate this & add beam support to carry weight
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Ok. I will not even bother with it. Thank you so much for your advice.

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