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Old 03-18-2006, 09:25 AM  
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Hey there Bill,

As professionals I am glad we can all be on the same page.
When I became a Licenced Home Inspector the biggest problem I had for my clients was giving them to much information on how to fix things.
That is not a home inspectors JOB.
We point them to the professional once it goes beyond a maintinence situation.
I have seen so many Harvy homeowner tricks and potions to start a how not to book!
I love inspecting ,, it teaches you what fails and what works over time.

Hmmmm.....now if I could only figure out this computer issue....

Honey call the geeks!!!!
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Old 03-27-2006, 02:23 PM  
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Lemme get this straight- if the main beam in my floor runs the same line as my roof ridge, then the walls that are parallel to those are load bearing? Or the walls that run at 90 degrees to that are load bearing? My roof ridge and my main beam run front to back, with the 2 biggest walls and the longest running going inline with these inside the house.



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I'm not trying to be smart. This subject has come up very often. The very best advice is to get someone who knows how to determine whether a wall is load bearing. Hire a pro for an afternoon or get one that you know to swing by and check it out. You can look at these links and get an idea of the typical response you will receive here. It is very hard to tell a person if a wall is load bearing without seeing it. There are just too many variables. There are good suggestions and clues to look for, but absolutely no-one on this forum can tell you with certainty whether your wall is load bearing without seeing it.

http://www.houserepairtalk.com/showthread.php?t=359
http://www.houserepairtalk.com/showthread.php?t=445
http://www.houserepairtalk.com/showthread.php?t=360


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Default It was not just my opinion.

This was a good start, to a not so simple issue. Another thing you can do is to get your local building official out there to get you in the right direction. You do pay taxes don't you?

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hello everyone i want to remove a load bearing wall connecting two rooms to make one. when removing the wall whats the best way to support the wall and joists above?

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hello everyone i want to remove a load bearing wall connecting two rooms to make one. when removing the wall whats the best way to support the wall and joists above?
Hi Cassell, and welcome to the forums.

You should start a new thread for this. We're all happy to help, but we also have to maintain some organization around here. The short answer to your question is to build a temporary wall, but no two situations are quite the same. Start a new thread so we can all discuss your particular situation.
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I hired a structual Engineer that was highly recomended and it cost less then $500. I am capable of replaceing the load baring wall myself I just wanted to talk with a professional about the best way to go about doing it. He was very helpful and well worth the money.

Even if you think you know what you are doing get a structural engineer.

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Default Great advice

Even us pro's need the engineer to size the beams once and a while.
Now you can sleep at night.



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