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Old 01-23-2010, 10:43 AM  
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I want to remove an inside wall between Kitchen and Livingroom. The house has trusses going from one end wall to the other. There are hip ends which have double trusses to about 8 feet from the end of the house. Then Small trusses sitting on the other end walls and fastened to the double trusses that are about 8 feet from the end of the house. From what I can see the trusses would be totally load bearing, Am I correct.

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The house has trusses going from one end wall to the other.
From what I can see the trusses would be totally load bearing, Am I correct.
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Load Bearing Wall information on the Natural Handyman home repair and do it yourself website

From my 2000 IRC, Fig. R802.5.1,
http://stillwater.org/forms/devserv/bcim/08-005_Roof_Bracing.pdf
it seems that load bearing partitions are directly underneath truss nodes [see above link] and have some kind of support directly underneath them, so the force on the truss is transmitted directly downward onto suitable footings or other supports.
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