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  1. Building & Construction
    We are looking to remove a wall from our bathroom that is 38” from the exterior wall. One company said it is load bearing, the other said it is not. Is there a way we can tell?
  2. Building & Construction
    Good Evening All, Please see the (pictures attach). House built in 1965, 1358 sq-ft. Attic/roof looks to be truss construction which my understanding has the exterior walls as load bearing (see attic pictures. I would like to remove two interior walls. The wall in the picture below with...
  3. Building & Construction
    In the main living room it has a 13.9ft ceiling. I want to remove this wall to open it up a bit more. I wasnt able to get clear pictures of the joists in the attic. If it is load bearing. Would it be possible to put a beam in place. Thank you in advance.
  4. Remodeling
    Greetings All, I hired a structural engineer and he has "ghosted" me. So, I thought I'd get everyone's input on this. Like a lot of people out there, I am removing a wall to expand a kitchen. This house is a (1964) "stick built" one-story ranch with basement [see attached photo], and has a hip...
  5. Building & Construction
    I have some questions/concerns about my load bearing studs/wall in my basement stairs. My house is just 3 years old house and no modification done yet to any load bearing wall yet. You can see the pic in Basement stair Front ( 1st picture), how joists ( just above the stair's landing) are...
  6. 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...
  7. Building & Construction
    Redoing the shower in the master bathroom on 2nd floor and debating whether to knock out a wall and put in a corner glass enclosure. Started by removing framing to make 7’ shower to an 8’ shower. Easy enough. Now I need to know whether the small divider wall is a bearing wall. Here are the...
  8. Building & Construction
    We've got a small 36" french door right now in between our dining/kitchen and our living room, and we want to take that out and extend it to about a 14' cased opening for better flow. We have people over alot and right now we feel pretty separated. We're pretty sure the wall isn't load bearing...
  9. Building & Construction
    Ok, so my wife wants to tear out a wall, we had our friend who builds trusses for a living come check it out and he is pretty sure it’s not load bearing, but I’m a doubting Thomas, I’m looking for more opinions. My biggest concern is that I noticed all of my trusses are spliced on the bottom...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    Working on my 1950s rambler. Looking to expand the pictured opening. Current opening is 5ft, and the length of wall looking expand is another 5ft. Will I be able to replace the current 5ft beam (about 9in high) with a 10ft beam (9 1/2" LVLs)? Would it be a better idea going to the 11 7/8"...
  11. Remodeling
    I've got this kitchen straight out of the 1940's and after long enough time, we decided to do something about it. I've had to tear out hundreds of pounds of tile attached the old fashioned way with metal latices and inch thick plaster holding down the tiles. I've got way too much knob and...
  12. Remodeling
    My husband and I are remodeling our kitchen/living room area. We are taking out the wall and joining the two rooms. Initially we planned on replacing the wall with a beam either under the trusses or inserted flush into cut trusses, but now we are not quite sure we even need a beam. I have...
  13. Building & Construction
    Hi, We'd like to open up a pass through window between the kitchen and living room to make the space feel more open and so we can have a line of sight to watch the kids when we are in the kitchen and they are in the living room. We were hoping we could use the space as a breakfast bar, but that...
  14. Building & Construction
    I have a shop area behind my garage that is split in two by a sort of "partition wall". The dimensions of the first room are 8' x 21' and the dimensions of the second room are 10.5' x 21'. The wall is in between the 8' and 10.5' measurements - so if the wall was remove the rafters would be...
  15. Remodeling
    I am removing a load bearing wall that is 8’5” in length. The ceiling joist run perpendicular to the wall, and I have an lvl beam running on to and perpendicular to the joists. I also have purlin supports that are in the wat by about an 1”. What is the best and safest fix for this? Can I cut a...
  16. Remodeling
    Hi everyone So I was told by the contractor that renovated my house , a classic american four square from 1920, that the only load bearing wall is the wall that runs down the middle (really just off center) and is perpendicular to the floor joists that run from the exterior walls. Given that...
  17. Remodeling
    I have a wall that my wife wants to remove but I do not know if it is a load bearing wall or not. I would like to get some feedback before paying an engineer to come in. If the wall is load bearing we will leave it as is because there is not enough money in the budget to add beams, etc...
  18. Remodeling
    I'm starting a basement remodel and planning to take out a couple of walls to open the basement up. I'm 99% sure the walls are not load-bearing, so I'm just hoping for help to get that 100% confirmation. I'm a DIYer with some moderate experience around my own house, but any thoughts from more...
  19. Building & Construction
    I would like to preface this with saying that I will definitely be getting an engineer/architect and getting permits and stuff. This is just to see if it is worth paying the money to get someone to do the calculations or if that would be throwing money away. I have just bought my first house...
  20. Building & Construction
    We are moving into a home that needs major renovation mostly cosmetic just a lot of it. I want to cut an opening into a wall in the dinning room. It is not a exterior wall but it is on the lower level. How do I determine if it is load bearing and if I can cut into it?
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