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  1. Building & Construction
    Hello, this is my first post. I have to replace a support column that has rotted on the bottom. Some background information: 1)The column supports one end of a large steel I beam which is only supported on the ends, i.e. free span. 2)There is a room on the second floor, the first floor is...
  2. Remodeling
    The above pictures show what is left of a doorway that I removed. It stands between a hallway and a room. I would like to remove what is left of it and have a smooth transition, but this wall is part of what used to be an exterior wall, before the addition. The large board (2x8 I think) makes me...
  3. Building & Construction
    I recently had my contractor dig out under my house to connect the new basement to the existing partial basement. He got right up to structural supports underneath the house when digging. Once the digging was done, they poured footers and a pad, then did concrete block for the walls. My...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Images of beside, outside and above the bathroom (these images may be quite large. A warning incase you are viewing with limited mobile data) The old shower and vanity have been removed. The studs behind the old vanity have some enormous looking holes in them for the old plumbing job. The wood...
  5. Building & Construction
    I'm remodeling my 1904 balloon framed house. I have a hip roof. I'm removing a couple walls, so I asked a structural engineer for plans. They don't make any sense to me. Plans Here's the before and after blueprints. I circled the walls in question. The blue lines are my ceiling joists which run...
  6. Building & Construction
    looking to reno the bathroom and takeout these walls. Wanted to double check that they are not load bearing.
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi, I wanted to get your thoughts on this wall to my kitchen. I didn't think it was load bearing since it runs parallel with my floor joists. When I opened the wall in the back I found the cross brace. At first I thought it was to offer flex support but seems like a lot of work to notch across...
  8. Remodeling
    I'm remodeling an old 1904 Craftsman style house. I suspect it's balloon framing. I want to remove half of this wall, but don't know if I need to install a LVL beam. Does this look load bearing? There is a large attic, but it is not living space up there. The wall is 15' long, half the width of...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    I would assume both of these walls may be load bearing due to the large column with 5 2x4's. I have some questions about opening up the walls some more. hope you guys can help! My plan is to open up the wall between the kitchen and the living room. We also want to put an island in. this is a...
  10. Remodeling
    I just moved into the first house in my life. I am so excited and want to remove the frame of the closet by our front door and install a Pax system from Ikea instead. I never doubted that the wall I am going to remove is load bearing, since it is short, not across our house, and the back wall...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hey all. Wondering if the walls outlined in red are load-bearing? Joist direction is marked in yellow, though I’m unsure of which way the joists on the upper level run. The goal here is to - hopefully - be able to open up this staircase. Not sure what other info might be necessary / helpful to...
  12. Building & Construction
    Sorry if the title doesn’t make sense. I have an area where three planes of the roof come together. It appears the middle plane’s rafters tie into a “header” type piece of wood. I find it strange this load isn’t transferred directly down, but is tied into other (2x4) rafters. My issue is the...
  13. Remodeling
    I walked through the removal of a wall with a buddy who does construction and he felt certain this wall was not load bearing. The room is 24x24 and the wall ran right down the middle for about 8 feet of the 24 feet. It was offset about 3 feet from one side for a walkway. I have a w truss system...
  14. Building & Construction
    A team came out to mount a TV on a wall in the finished basement of our house (3 floors total - main, upper, and basement). They drilled the first hole in the wall and stopped because they felt a “pop” and thought they hit a PVC pipe. A plumber came out and determined it’s not a pipe but a metal...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    Good Evening, I am looking for some feedback from the helpful folks on here. I am wondering if I can remove a few studs from the left of this wall to open up the stairway a little bit to allow for furniture etc. to be brought down into the basement. It runs parallel to the floor joists and is...
  16. 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"...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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