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  1. Boring conduit holes thru 2x4 studs?

    Electrical
    I'm in the process of wiring a generator subpanel two stud bays over from a main panel. I'm going to connect the two panels with EMT conduit which will be how almost every circuit is wired in the sub. After doing the fill calcs, I'll either need a 1-1/2" EMT conduit, or two parellel 1"...
  2. Porch Pillars

    General DIY Discussions
    I am trying to replace wood that has rotted. Basically, I want to figure out if the pillars are load bearing. At first look, it seems like the pillars have to be load bearing as the porch roof juts out from the house. However, the construction of pillars makes me think they are perhaps not...
  3. Concrete slab foundation thickness required

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm designing a home for myself and my SO with an unusual design, and even more unusual load bearing needs. This house will have a concrete slab foundation, and the floor will be the concrete slab (no wooden joists). The only wooden floor part will be the bathrooms, which will be raised up...
  4. Remove Stud Under Staircase Landing

    Building & Construction
    I'm creating a second access point for our under the staircase storage and need to remove one stud to do so. A stud finder confirmed the joists supporting the landing run parallel to this wall, but I opened it up plenty to get a good look since drywall and trim are quick and easy replacements...
  5. Break down that wall!

    Carpentry
    New member, first post. I am remodeling a 1953 ranch home with a hip roof. I want to move a load bearing support pillar in the middle of my living room. There will be no other walls to reallocate the load. There are 2 ridge beams in the section that I am looking to redistribute the load...
  6. Is my architect wrong about load bearing walls?

    Building & Construction
    We just bought a house in Florida. There is a wall we want to remove which I thought was likely load bearing. We had an architect and check and they said it wasn't load bearing and safe to remove. Details: Single story late 50's concrete block house. Fisk trusses with king post 24" apart. The...
  7. Hanging Roof Joists from Timber Beam

    Building & Construction
    Hi I have seen some similar threads but not quite what i'm doing. I have taken the advice in these threads as part of my planning but im hoping there may be someone who can advise me further I am removing a wall approx 1m wide that is supporting my roof joists. As if is only small and right...
  8. Wall Removal - Mysterious ceiling Joist reinforcement

    Remodeling
    Hi this is my first post! I've started to try and plan the removal of a wall on the main floor of my 1 story + basement 1930s Seattle home. I'm trying to figure out if it is load bearing. The wall is parallel to the ceiling joists and is about 10 inches away from the beam that supports the roof...
  9. Parallel Wall - Possibly Load Bearing?

    Building & Construction
    Hi all - I'm new here but hoping you all can help me out. I'll preface this with we had 2 contractors out who said this wall would be non-load bearing since it runs parallel to the floor and ceiling joists. We have a perpendicular wall that is obviously load bearing, but I'm wondering if this...
  10. load bearing columns ?

    Building & Construction
    Do you think these are load bearing columns ? I checked the basement below and the wall below is load bearing .. since the floor joists all end at the wall. also, the joists on the ceiling are running perpendicular to the wall/columns as well. i drilled a hole int he column and its made of...
  11. How would you span your joists in this diagram w/o the bath or laundry room?

    Building & Construction
    I'm wanting to remove the laundry room and bathroom from this floor plan to open up the living room. Are these walls load bearing? Which way would you guess the floor joists run in this diagram? Could I run double headers over the length of the smaller wall that's enclosing the staircase, and...
  12. loadbearing wall partial removal?

    Carpentry
    I have a barn style home with a gambrel roof. Currently I have a carport (attached to the house, no break in shingles) that I would like to close off then remove part of the barn wall. The wall consists of 6x6x10 posts every 11'-7" with 2x4x10 stud walls separating them. my question is can I...
  13. Seems someone broke my my load bearing wall

    Building & Construction
    Hi everyone. Newbie here! Forgive me if this first post is long but I rather be thorough than to write a one liner no one will understand. I purchased a house two years ago, it's a bungalow constructed in 1976. I decided it was time to remove all the walls and ceilings in garage and basement...
  14. is an angled wall load bearing?

    Remodeling
    Hello! I just purchased a new single family home with 2 stories and a full basement. The stairs to my house have walls on both sides that run from the first floor ground to ceiling and run on a 45 degree angle in the center of my house, so each wall crosses an I beam at one point on each wall. I...
  15. Loading Bearing Beam

    Building & Construction
    So there is a beam that runs underneath the stairs which I would like to cut since it blocks off the space under the stairs (where I want to build a playhouse). This beam is attached to the side concrete wall on once side and supported by a metal strap on the other, which runs up to the ceiling...
  16. determining if soffitt is load bearing

    Building & Construction
    I am going to be remodeling my bathroom soon. in the bathtub alcove there is a soffitt that runs the length of the alcove and the ceiling in the alcove is higher than this soffitt. i want to remove the soffitt because it traps a lot of moisture in the top of the alcove and causes a mold and...
  17. Is this a Load Bearing Wall

    Building & Construction
    This is a mud room that we're in the middle of demoing to remove the closet and the dividing wall to create one large room that we are going to convert into a guest room, and relocate the washer and dryer to a new addition. I'm trying to determine if this dividing wall is load bearing or...
  18. remove 20ft Load bearing wall in basmeent.

    Building & Construction
    guys i have a 20ft load bearing wall in the basement and a 2 storey house - so i have basement on slab, floor 1 and floor 2 and a roof. house is 3550 sq ft. We need it removed to open up the basement for a kids play area. Contractor says he can do it with 2 vertical posts and 1 horizontal - 24...
  19. Please Help. Is this a load bearing wall? (wall opened up)

    Remodeling
    Just about to start the demo of my kitchen and I was looking to see what people thought about my archway being load bearing. I originally posted about this wall here without any drywall removed: http://www.diychatroom.com/f15/remodeling-kitchen-wall-must-go-197970/ Now that I have the wall...
  20. Load Bearing Wall?

    Remodeling
    Hello, We have just purchased a house that has cathedral (Vaulted) ceilings. In the kitchen, they built two archways for entering the kitchen. This appears to be cosmetic, and we would like to remove the archways, but I want to be sure that one or both of them are not load bearing. I've...
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