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Old 01-17-2014, 06:47 PM   #1
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is this wall load bearing?

Hey all, so I've got a 1970's ranch with factory built fink trusses. I've got a wall that runs under one of the bottoms of the "W" of the fink type truss. The wall runs parallel to the floor beams and has a double top plate. So, I'd say it's non-load bearing but I thought I'd get some opinions here before I tear it out. Thanks, 1


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Is there a wall/beam underneath it?
Even if not appaarently supporting any vertical load, it might be a lateral stiffening wall?


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It is load bearing.
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Old 01-18-2014, 02:24 PM   #4
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If you are concerned call an structural engineer. If it is not load bearing, he will let you know and you will just have to pay for their time. If they determine it is load bearing then they can plan out what you will need to do to remove it.

Without see your home and how it is built, it is too hard to determine. Call a few engineers and get quotes. I remodel homes all the time and have issues determining what is load bearing on not sometimes. Plus, sometimes framers cheat and make something load bearing that shouldn't or people do renovations and alter things they shouldn't.
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Pictures would help, of the attic over the wall, the outside showing the wall to be removed and a drawing of the floor plan with wall marked. With simple fink trusses and no roof framing bearing on the wall and no special shear as part of the wall to resist high-winds or seismic loads... location would help also.

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