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Old 12-01-2010, 04:49 PM   #16
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I tried to get the best I could. Maybe a diagram of what I can see??

PLEASE NOTE: The point or peak in the floor is NOT under the peak in the roof where the cracks are. 2 Trusses are sitting on that front wall. Which is approximately 4-5 feet from where this wall began (at the point)



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Old 12-01-2010, 06:05 PM   #17
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Now I'm confused! Any pics available of the exterior of the house, showing the hip roof?
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:30 PM   #18
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Sorry! Thought I was covering everything and totally missed the mark.

Here's back and front. The room is in the back

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Old 12-02-2010, 06:06 PM   #19
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1. When you removed the wall, was there a lot of downward pressure on the last few studs?

2. Harder to remove than the others?

3. At the wall/ceiling crack, is the ceiling now lower than before?

4. Describe "a thick beam on each side of the doors", please.

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Old 12-02-2010, 06:59 PM   #20
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1. When you removed the wall, was there a lot of downward pressure on the last few studs?
Unfortunately I wasn't in the room.

2. Harder to remove than the others?

3. At the wall/ceiling crack, is the ceiling now lower than before?
The ceiling seems to be a little higher it isn't sagging down on top of the wall.

4. Describe "a thick beam on each side of the doors", please.

In the first photo...at the peak on the floor? There were 4 -2x4s nailed together in a beam in the middle of that peak supporting each door frame. 2 doors came in at angles for each room. When I pulled the drywall down... and since I didn't know if that was unusual reinforcement, that's when I stopped and had it looked at 2 more times. Both the truss specialist and a GC said that the trusses cleared the wall, and it was okay...it wasn't a load bearing wall. I was hoping they were right because the insulation is so thick up there... but I gave them the benefit of the doubt because they are professionals. The others (friends) 2 were not sure, and the 3 was "pretty sure" - which is unnerving.

I'm hoping just cracks because of Temperature fluctuation. It's frustrating not being 100% sure. I wish I had the blueprints to ask the builder.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:15 PM   #21
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4. Describe "a thick beam on each side of the doors", please.
This is what bothers me too. Was it just a corner post?
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:01 AM   #22
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No post (like a 4x4 post?), it was where the 3 walls came together and the "post" was supporting the two door frames and the beginning of a wall where it apexed.

I just thought since the house seems made cheaply, that the builder just reinforced with extra 2x4s stuck together to fill in where the door frames meet in the center and the wall begins. That's what it looked like.

Wish I had been in there when they took it out.

Is there anything you can think of that i can look at. Any specific thing? Maybe not because builders do it all so differently.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:28 PM   #23
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I think the post is just framing to attach the door frames and drywall to. I still see no red flags
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Thank you very much for your insight. I think it's ok. Better safe than sorry. Happy Holidays!

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