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Old 12-23-2013, 10:19 AM   #16
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:38 AM   #17
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Is there a way to tell if the framing between the windows is load bearing by looking at the pictures and information provided? Thanks
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:45 AM   #18
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Thanks for the tip on getting plans drawn up. Would a contractor be able to tell me if the structural integrity be compromised or would it require an architect?

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I say, it depends on the contractor---a contractor is not necessarily knowledgeable in all phases of construction --heck ,I worked for one that could only sell--he hired everything out---

A framing carpenter could give you strong advice----most framers have a huge knowledge of structural work---

Before you have someone come take a look, ask them if they can asses the structure---and make it clear that you are not yet ready to start,that plans still need to be drawn.

It is irritating when a potential customer wants a price ,yet doesn't have a firm plan in mind----our selling time--the sales call--the cost figuring and roughing together a plan all cost money---
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I say, it depends on the contractor---a contractor is not necessarily knowledgeable in all phases of construction --heck ,I worked for one that could only sell--he hired everything out---

A framing carpenter could give you strong advice----most framers have a huge knowledge of structural work---

Before you have someone come take a look, ask them if they can asses the structure---and make it clear that you are not yet ready to start,that plans still need to be drawn.

It is irritating when a potential customer wants a price ,yet doesn't have a firm plan in mind----our selling time--the sales call--the cost figuring and roughing together a plan all cost money---
Thank you, this is the type of information I needed.

I'll have to locate a framer in the area to see if they can just give a quick look and give suggestions.

I guess I was really looking for options and which would make more sense with the costs involved.

I guess I may even need have two sets of plans drawn for the two options I posted?

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Four architects in the area. One really only specializes in larger projects (but may call me back), one specializes in solar only, one call goes straight to a disconnect signal, and the last one doesn't answer.

Oh well, I'll keep trying
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skobydog, insulting forum members is not going to get you any better responses. Read the forum rules.
My post was to ask for help of others who may have experience or information to assist.

It's unfortunate two people felt it necessary to belittle someone new this forum.

If people have nothing positive to add then maybe they shouldn't be responding? Maybe THAT should be in the rules?

If the two individuals did not like my question they could have just not opened the thread.

At least the majority of people are helpful. Thanks to those who contributed positively.

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I think skylight is not a good option its better you should install a window large size off window which should be good in looks or that should be safer than a skylight and about the cost skylight very costly is better install a window which should be cheaper than a skylight .
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Why no electrical work? Any wall you add would likely require an outlet or two.
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I think skylight is not a good option ...
I don't want the skylights so I am trying to think of ways to eliminate them but still have a view.


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Why no electrical work? Any wall you add would likely require an outlet or two.
Sorry, what I meant is that I wouldn't have to contract out the electrical. I have floor outlets along that proposed wall which may already satisfy code. If not I have an old school buddy who would treat me right.
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OK, I understand.

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