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1stclasso 02-12-2011 11:32 AM

Wall Removal
 
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Im In the process of remodeling an old style jack and jill master bathroom, its the L shaped style with a shared tub in the 90 degree area. I Want to remove the wall and doorway in between the master toilet, sink and the tub, and the wall the doorway from the other toilet sink area.
I have been researching this, and I know that the wall is parallel to the attic truss. In the attic, the wall is in between 2 truss and there a 2 2x4s laying flat where the wall is attatched! From what I have read I do not think this is a load bearing wall, but I wanted to see what you guys think. the total length includng the doorway s 60 inchs.
These are the pictures.

oh'mike 02-12-2011 11:49 AM

That sure is a partition---Pull it out.--Mike---

bob22 02-12-2011 06:45 PM

Curious as to why the huge header assuming it is a non-bearing wall? Looks like a 2x12 to me from picture. Using leftovers from the job?

1stclasso 02-12-2011 08:37 PM

Every doorway in the house has a similar header, That is what confused me! The house was build in 1964.

Gary in WA 02-12-2011 10:08 PM

Yes, it can safely be removed, as mentioned already. Many framers make up all the headers for the house at the lumber pile when adding the 2x4 header filler because that is optimum height for doors and windows. (In this case). Remove the nails in the 2x4 nailers from the attic over the wall, and add cross blocking above them to keep them stationary before removing the wall plates from below. Add a drywall rip 3-1/4" wide on the ceiling where the wall was, tape and texture to match. The nailers stay there, secured to the blocking above.

Gary


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