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Old 02-21-2008, 10:24 PM   #16
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They are 2x10's and i want to remove it to expand the bathroom... The drawing i attached is the floorplan of my house, it's actually larger and has 2 additions that were added at a later time that have no affect on the structure of the house so i didn't draw them on the picture...


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Will you have a partition wall that would reduce the 15.5' span?
2x10 ceiling joists for that span would be sufficient but you should check the load points below the header supporting the 15.5' joists. That is to make sure the jack studs under the header don't land between floor joists w/o blocking etc. A longer span will put additional load there.
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:56 AM   #18
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I was thinking the same points that pavola listed (That is why I asked about the joist size). As he state, those considerations are the main points that you should be looking into, with your project.

BTW: Nice job on the floor plan and framing layout - Really helps.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:36 AM   #19
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I attached my origional (before remodel) and final (after remodel) floorplan for what I want to do with my house. The additon to the left and rear of the house were added and should have no effect on my current problem. You can see in my current drawing I just uploaded, I walled off the break that was in the load bearing wall. If I remove the wall that I was previously talking about, I would think that the wall next to the shower (which will remain) should help support that span. It has a double cap plate which the rafters rest on also.

I just though about this this morning. The wall I added that covered that break in the load bearing wall... Can I do something to that wall to make that load bearing in which I can safely remove that bathroom wall? And like I said, I'm leaving that wall up thats next to the shower.

P.S. The top picture is the final remodel drawing, the bottom is the origional. Some of the things in the picures didn't transfer well. i.e. the 2nd bedroom closet door will not open up to the divider wall as depicted in the picture... I don't know how that happened.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:24 AM   #20
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Can you put in a header at the wall that you want to remove?

Or can you put a header across the load bearing wall to carry these joists above the wall that you want to remove?

or can you put a beam across the load bearing wall in the attic to carry the joists from above?


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