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Old 11-04-2014, 05:03 PM   #1
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Load Bearing Or Not?


I was told by a structural engineer that these walls were not supporting anything. However, after we took the gypsum board down, it sure seems like they were built for a reason. There is an A-frame roof directly above this room. I'm not sure if these were built to support the roof, but the location would seem to be strange. There is no similar support below the floor joists of this room. Any insight is appreciated. See attached pictures.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:32 PM   #2
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Have your structural engineer make a sight visit to reaccess. Since he is already involved Im sure he would be happy to do so compared to the alternative. Have him sign off on it and proceed accordingly.

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Aaa yea those got some load on um.
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I can't really tell what's going on there. I like the old Roman numerals though. "XX"
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Valley in the roof up above?
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Odd place for hurricane bracing.
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Looks like a dormer was added and the dormer ridge spans wider than the "A frame roof" that should have been cut out.
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Very difficult, if not impossible to tell if its load bearing from those pics. Like somebody said above, get the structural engineer in there.
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This is how it was done in the old days. I just did demo on a house with exactly the same situation and framing detail.

Everything is out of true 2x4, but I took the whole roof of the house so didn't care much about bearing or not.

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Looks like a valley. Definitely bearing. Almost looks like an overbuild.

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