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jclee 02-01-2013 11:50 AM

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I am removing a load bearing wall upstairs. Am I safe if I have one of the load points resting on a foundation wall or exterior wall?

Below are pictures. The garage picture is the bottom floor. In the other picture I'm removing that wall (the wall with the return air on the bottom) the load point will go right into the wall (where the door is at). In extends down to the wall in the garage.

kaschmid3 02-01-2013 11:53 AM

Depends on how much of it is load bearing if the load is right over it yes if not u need a header(blind or exposed)

kaschmid3 02-01-2013 12:31 PM

Don't know if I'm comprehending but load bearing refers to weight above it. So if u remove the wall with the vent if there is weight above that wall u need to support it

jclee 02-01-2013 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by kaschmid3
Don't know if I'm comprehending but load bearing refers to weight above it. So if u remove the wall with the vent if there is weight above that wall u need to support it


Sorry. I didn't explain well. I am moving that wall and putting a beam in place. The beam has two load points. One on both ends. I was wondering if one of those load points will be okay if it was located above the foundation wall. From my understanding the load bearing has to go all the way into the foundation

kaschmid3 02-01-2013 12:38 PM

Judging by the pics the joists go perpendicular with that wall and they r probably seemed over the wall so u would probably need header.

kaschmid3 02-01-2013 12:42 PM

Should be ok just need to determine of your beam can support the weight above always prepare for more. R u putting in better header, steel plated, or just 2x 10

kaschmid3 02-01-2013 01:09 PM

R u ok with putting a 4x4 in garage on other point

GBrackins 02-01-2013 11:52 PM

all load bearing points must be brought down to the foundation to properly support the loads. you have to determine the minimum bearing area depending on what that is, i.e., concrete, sill plate, etc.


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