Hello - first post here.
We have an interior wall that we want to open up by cutting out an 11' wide opening (bottom of opening ~ 34" AFF; top of opening ~ 10" BFC)
The overall length of the wall is ~ 17'.
Pictures of wall and attic to follow.
House: concrete slab-on-grade built in '68
Roof: fully trussed
Truss span: 29' ext. wall to ext. wall
The wall is just about center of the truss.
The top plate of the wall framing is a single top plate only.
The wall does run perpendicular to the rafter.
My understanding is that with a trussed roof the interior walls are NON load bearing.
Please reiew and if someone is 'certain' based upon the info here please let me know.
I know the general concensus is to get an engineer to do a survey - I'm just hoping this is a no-brainer and go from there.
The following three pics are the trusses left & center, and a pic of the top plate for the wall. The top plate is a single layer 2x4 and is flush w/ the top of the drywall.
Here are pics of the wall along w/ an exterior pic of the house/roof.
I'm under the impression that the facts that we have a tressed roof and the top plate of this wall is single layer that this wall is non-load bearing; obviously I'd like some input.