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Old 01-18-2018, 11:44 PM   #16
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So the joists are running over the wall and should be landing on the center wall of the house.
You can double check right between the top plat and the drywall stick something up there on both side and make sure that the joist are 1 1/2" thick If you find three inches worth, we might want to look a little deeper. It does look safe from here.
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:21 PM   #17
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Sorry for such a long response time on this. Have not been able to work on the house for the last month and half due to illness. Wanting to get back into it.

Actually looking at everything there are no joists supported above the wall at all. The center of the house (where the joists meet at the top angle) is right below that in the center. The 2x4's run parallel to the HVAC duct. But looking back at it I would say it supports load for the 2x4's running across the house.



But I was looking to remove a kitchen wall and as you can see below. In this case you can see where the gable rests on the wall (Gable 1 & 2). Would like to remove that wall entirely. It is a wall separating the kitchen from the living room. And as noted it says Gable sits on this wall from the attic. See third picture attached.


Right where these two gables meet (circled in yellow) is the end of the wall below that I would like to remove. You can see where there are 2 2x4's running parallel with each other and then drops down to one. Where the two parallel 2x4's are is where the wall I would like to remove ends below.



Saw another post on this site that showed this:



I am taking that this is similar to what I am looking at doing if feasible.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:12 PM   #18
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You have engineered trusses, the gable is the end ones Those trusses will support the roof just on the out side walls so you have no bearing walls to worry about from what we can see.
All of these trusses just need the outside walls
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Looking at the picture Nealtw posted of the gable designs it looks like I have the FINK layout for my gables.

Here is another layout drawing. Hope this shows a little bit more as to what I am facing. The red shaded area is where the other gables go from back to front of the house. The green lines show where the gables sit in relation to the house. The thicker blue line going across is the main 2x4's running across the house. Neither of the gables in the red shaded area are supported beneath walls underneath but they sit on the 2x4's going from front to back of the house above the open area as indicated by the double blue arrow with the green lines.

At bottom of picture the blue dotted line and arrow shows where the other gables sit in line with the one sitting on the wall. As you can see there is not any type of wall, column, etc supporting them from below. All of them rest on a single vertical 2x4 going from front to back of house.

Hope this helps with some of the confusion.
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