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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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"...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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