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Old 05-07-2018, 10:09 PM   #1
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Is this a load bearing wall, solution?


I want to remove two walls in this home that I just purchased but I'm not if it's load bearing. I have shown where the beams are relative to the old wall and pictures of the attic. The wall is underneath the right side of where the ceiling rafters join and lap. What are my options for removal of this wall?
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Re: Is this a load bearing wall, solution?


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Shows the beam locations relative to where the wall used to be.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:25 PM   #3
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It is hard to tell if the valley and gable system at the end would be self supporting, even if it was built to be self supporting theses things have a habit of sagging over time. If the ceiling joists over lap on a wall the wall is bearing half the weight of the ceiling. You would have to replace that with a beam below or in the ceiling.
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:06 PM   #4
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It's tricky to tell if the walls are load bearing. I'd contact an engineer and ask for their advice just to be on the safe side.

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