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Old 01-17-2018, 06:28 PM   #1
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Advice and help needed with this wall




Wanted to try and move this wall about 2 1/2 feet to the left. The problem is that at top there is a 2x4 which r7ns along the adjacent wall that is part of the entryway. And you can see where the other 2x4’s are also at this point. I am new t9 load bearing walls but I am pretty sure this qualifies as one. There is also another one of the same design on the right side as well. We are trying open up the entryway and gain some more open space in part of the kitchen whic( is to the right as well.

Is this possible or not? If so, what would be the best way to about it?

Thanks,

Brad
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:56 PM   #2
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The "t" in the pic that the wall attaches to in the yellow circle is normal, no concerns. From what I see in the pic, you have already taken down about a 6 -8 ft. long header that was supporting the floor joists above.

Please get some local help from someone qualified that can visit your home and tell you exactly what you need to do as far as beam span and installation BEFORE removing any other structure. . JMO
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:30 PM   #3
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Actually that wasn’t a header. It was just some 2x4’s that were suspended down from the ceiling in order to create that dropped wall. They were only nailed up onto the upper beam and just laying on Sheetrock but nailed sideways into the multiple 2x4’s to support the build down. The 2 stacks of 2x4’s above that seem to run the length of the middle of the House for support.

Hopefully this picture clears up what was there.



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Old 01-18-2018, 06:23 AM   #4
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O.K. I see now. My post #2 is still the best advice I can offer you with a good conscience. Someone else may be along today that has better advice for you though, just keep checking back in on your OP. Good Luck on your project ! JMO
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:46 AM   #5
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Actually that wasn’t a header. It was just some 2x4’s that were suspended down from the ceiling in order to create that dropped wall. They were only nailed up onto the upper beam and just laying on Sheetrock but nailed sideways into the multiple 2x4’s to support the build down. The 2 stacks of 2x4’s above that seem to run the length of the middle of the House for support.

Hopefully this picture clears up what was there.



https://imageshack.com/a/img923/843/4Qk6ar.jpg
We haven't seen anything yet that says bearing but you can be fooled some times

So which wall do you want to move, the one that is open?
Is there attic space above?
Direction of ceiling joists above?
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