Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-21-2009, 08:30 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 25
Share |
Default

Sister joist and load bearing wall


I have a 15 foot load bearing wall on a single story house that I am wanting to remove. My question is can i install sister joist and a few joist to make it a small truss in the attic and still be able to take out the wall safely. The wall is in the middle of the house and appears that there is just a few electrical wires which is no problem in moving. Also it is a hip roof style construction. Thanks

Daniel048225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 09:26 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Default

Sister joist and load bearing wall


Not without engineering.
Be safe, Gary

Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 09:33 PM   #3
Civil Engineer
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 4,141
Default

Sister joist and load bearing wall


If the joists run parallel to the wall, are you certain the wall is load bearing? Your post is very confusing, perhaps you can post a measured diagram showing the framing in the attic and its relationship to the wall. A fifteen foot span would require a designed truss, or a designed beam, in either case you need a good diagram to start with, then some serious engineering.
Daniel Holzman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Load bearing wall removal options ikessky Remodeling 2 08-24-2009 03:18 PM
Non load bearing wall and inspection NowItsShowtime Carpentry 8 03-26-2009 03:40 PM
Exterior Load Bearing Wall Parallel to Joists samjack Building & Construction 4 08-02-2008 08:37 PM
Raising Doorway Height (load bearing?) treefrog Building & Construction 6 02-25-2008 09:11 PM
Load Bearing Wall or not?? dtmbizzle Building & Construction 3 07-16-2007 07:12 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.