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Old 10-07-2019, 09:27 PM   #1
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Could This Possibly Be Load Bearing?


Hi. Please take a look at the attached pics. The right post has shifted from the base and needs to be put back in place. From the look of it, I can't imagine those 2 front posts to be load bearing. At the same time, if the overhang is just hanging from extended rafters, I thought there was a rule that rafters can't extend more than 2 feet. I have not seem this problem in person, just the picture. Can those 2 posts be holding the portico (load bearing)?
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Maybe, by the time it was trimmed out and shingled.

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The posts seem to be too thin to hold any weight .. but I can't tell from the pic if possibly they are just decorative with a metal post inside. And if so, how the heck it is anchored to the base!!!
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could easily be load bearing...

who knows how much...

as far as being anchored....

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who knows

look at the wall of shame...

no telling what people will/can do....
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Sorta adds to the halloween spooky look
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Where do you even find a newel post that tall?
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It's probably intended to be load bearing. That portico would probably hold on for a bit if they got knocked out with the nails into the framing, plywood etc. I'm pretty sure I've seen those porch posts before or at least something like them. The 4" ones are good for almost 12k lbs each and the 4 1/2" ones like 17k lbs. Can't tell the size from the pics.

Did the step settle causing the post to migrate away from that base?
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It's probably intended to be load bearing. That portico would probably hold on for a bit if they got knocked out with the nails into the framing, plywood etc. I'm pretty sure I've seen those porch posts before or at least something like them. The 4" ones are good for almost 12k lbs each and the 4 1/2" ones like 17k lbs. Can't tell the size from the pics.

Did the step settle causing the post to migrate away from that base?
If those are simple vinyl with no core IDK. The roof looks small enough to put on a trailer so it can't weigh too much and if the rafter bearing joists are pocketed in there's not a lot of load on the end. Easy to see why it shifted. Wasn't fastened and somebody bumped it.
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Its possible, however they could not be bearing much weight and most is bearing on the side of the house. Hard to tell from the photos.

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fairly certain they're load bearing but it's not a crazy load. watch out for settling of the porch, if that happens, the peak of the roof where it meets the house may separate.

I saw this same kind of construction going up around Dover, DE 10 years ago in cheap subdivisions.

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