Originally Posted by Daryl in Nanoose
By the way sonofamike what are you up to if I might ask?
First let me say that I would never begin a project without first taking in consideration the need for a pro.
In 'spirited' discussion with some neighbors this past holiday season the comment was made that in the homes in our 'hood' all the walls are load bearing, which is why the homes are basically the same floor/room layout from basement to the top floor. And that these walls cant be removed due in large part to the ceiling/floor joist that we have. (manufactured wood trusses)
I said hogwash, but I'd look into it. I thought the trusses were an engineering plus to the house and that load disbursement is what's required for the removal of the LBW, how else can 'they' make huge open rooms in buildings, the weight is distributed out.
Anyway, I have no plans for removing any walls let alone a LBW. I just thought I'd ask.
This a great forum!