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Old 03-27-2011, 12:15 AM   #1
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Load bearing wall or not?


I want to cut out a window in a interior wall of my home but the window will include cutting out the corner of the wall. Above the corner is a shelf in my family room so I am pretty sure that isnt load bearing but I;m not sure about the rest of the wall. The pics below should show you what I'm trying to do. I also included pics of the attic and the trusses above the wall I'm planning to cut. Home was built in 2009 in Cali and is a one story home. What do you guys think? If it is load bearing how do I go about supporting it without headers?
Thanks for the advice.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:36 AM   #2
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It is hard to tell from the pics. BUT it isn't load bearing. almost all newer roof systems are designed to bear on the exterior walls. If you could clear away the insulation at the top and bottem of the step I could tell you for sure
p.s. nice aquarium set up, I've got a 235g salt water in my living room.
I would be just as worried about what is under the floor to support the water

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Old 03-27-2011, 03:19 AM   #3
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Thanks Craig for the reply. I was hoping I dont have to do to much as far as extra support above the tank. The stand will be sitting directly on my homes concrete foundation so it can support the tank.
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morning, if there is a foundation under that wall it might be bearing. I don't think it is tho
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It won't be a bearing wall but you will need to support the cut out area.
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I knew I would have to support the cut out some how but how do I do it without anything in the cut out?

I was thinking maybe by hanging 2x4's from the trusses to hold up the remaining portion of the wall?

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