I just purchased a new home and was looking at making my 1 car garage into a 2 car but not sure the best way to accomplish this. I currently have a 22 x 27' 1 car garage with a support pole at 13-6 and I am wanting to add a second garage door, but to do this I need to move the support pole that is in the center of the garage. I am not sure when the structure was built but the house is 1940's and it was added at some point after. It was built using 2x4 walls with 2x6 rafters and 2x6 ceiling joists on 24" center and then they added truss type 1x6 bracing materials to every other rafter (48" OC). Also as shown in the sketch they installed a 2x6 "L" spliced together running the 27 feet.
Just looking for everyone's thoughts on the best and easiest way to relocate the brace. Not sure if it is even needed since it is a piece of steel pipe w/ checker plate metal piece shoved under it, but it is under the 2x6"L" Splice joint.
Thanks for everyone's help.