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Old 09-18-2013, 01:34 AM   #16
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Is this a load bearing wall? If so, what do I do to support the ceiling?


I'm inclined to think that it's not load bearing either.....

If it was me....instead of a window, I would knock out that column to the right...move the vent over about 2' and frame up a wall about 2' from the door and have the rest of it open.

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Old 09-18-2013, 01:39 PM   #17
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I'm inclined to think that it's not load bearing either.....

If it was me....instead of a window, I would knock out that column to the right...move the vent over about 2' and frame up a wall about 2' from the door and have the rest of it open.
Your right,And if he cant do it call a pro in if you cant afford it forget it.I dont no how many times we have to tell him its not a load bearing ,wall he thinks his house is going to fall down by taking a 5' wall out and it right next to a exterior wall. either forget it or jump in there and tear it up.We can only hold your hand so long.Sorry but this going to go on for weeks.
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Considering those beams run parallel to the wall the distance to the wall doesn't mean anything as far as support. If they were running perpendicular to the wall it would make a difference but since they are parallel even 2 feet away from the wall is the same as 40 feet away from the wall as far as support goes.

That being said, it doesn't look like those beams are spliced on top of the wall, the only pass over it. This means it's fairly likely that the wall is not loadbearing.

I you look at the video; the i-joist don't run parrell.
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The I joists rest on that wall perpendicular. I'll post another video of what I see in the attic up above it tonight.
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Never seen a bearing wall with a single top plate before
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I you look at the video; the i-joist don't run parrell.
I was referring to the fact that they are parallel to the exterior wall so the distance from them to the wall makes no difference because they never contact the exterior wall. Obviously they are perpendicular to this wall.
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Just put a 14" lam beam up for a header and you will be safe.
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I think the ends of these I joists are resting on where this rim board is resting? This is another pic of the area to the right of the drain.

I think I may be ok here now that I've done some research on how lam beams, rim boards and I joists work.

I think I'm finally convinced that this wall is not load bearing.
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