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  1. Remodeling
    I need to remove a bearing wall, but I have a split truss system resting on the center wall. I have 92” high ceilings, so I need the support to be in the attic, so I can fit my 90” high pantry cabinets in the new kitchen design. I would need to span 16’, and I would even design a custom T- beam...
  2. Remodeling
    I am currently renovating a home, but need some guidance. I am attempting to create an open floor plan that would require removing an interior wall that runs parallel to the floor and ceiling joists, but it is directly under the second floor exterior wall (gable end). There was no support...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello All, I am doing a basement renovation where I plan on adding a bathroom the doorway however is in a load bearing wall, Am I safe to cut out 2 studs and install the door way? or should I support both sides before I remove them? This is in the basement of a 2 story home?
  4. Building & Construction
    I am a DIYer but I need help with replacing the bearing joists in the basement for my 2 story+attic 1880s-ish home. Here are my questions: 1) If the floor joists are sagging, should one jack up the joists first before installing joist hangers? These are notched joists sitting on sill and...
  5. Building & Construction
    My friends new construction 2 story house is listing. Can this be fixed with the second story on and and roof? It is out of rack by an inch and a half.
  6. Building & Construction
    i have a bearing wall in my basement that i would like to remove to expand our family room. the span from where i want to end my bearing wall to the foundation is 11'-8". My plan is to temporarily shore up my floor joists (floor joist span is 25' [i-joists]). tear down the old bearing wall and...
  7. Building & Construction
    My home is single story house. The house was built back in 1950. We want to remove the two bearing walls at the corner of our kitchen so that it is more open to the living room. The 2x4 wall width is 8' and 4'. It is supporting the 18' long 2x4 ceiling joist @ 16" o.c. I know I need to ask...
  8. Building & Construction
    I would love to remove this 6 foot wall that separates our living room from the kitchen, but I'm not sure if it's a bearing wall. It is on the upper level of a small split entry house, the house is about 22' deep with the roof trusses(not rafters) and floor joists running perpendicular to the...
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