Originally Posted by nealtw
Just because I like to ask about things. That isn't a load barring wall that you cut thru? And you did put a double joist under the new wall beside the stairs? Everything looks good to.
It was a big project. The wall in the picture is new. My only load bearing walls are the outer walls due to trusses. It was 7 floor joist. The joist ran perpendicular to the new stairwell. I had to build a temporary wall supporting the weight to down stairs. After that, I cut the hole and built the new load bearing wall wedging the 2x4 of the new wall between the new plates. I did this to transfer the load and not drop my floor. The new load bearing wall is on 16 inch center doubled at the ends supporting two 2x10 sandwich together. I sandwiched two more 2x10 wedged under the outer wall plates of the outer wall. The down stairs pier systems carries the ultimate load. I probably put three times the amount of wood a contractor would have. I could have got away with three stringers, but I used four. It is well over built. As I always say, "why put only two nails when there is room for six?"