Taking out a wall

catfishsamFebruary 9, 2007

We were looking at a manufactured home that had a wall between the kitchen/dining room and the living room.

If this wall hadn't been there, it would have been much lighter and roomer.

Do you know if we could remove this wall?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Interior walls can serve two structural purposes.

1. They can be supporting a structural member above, such as a beam. (probably not likely, based on your photo.)

2. They can serve as a shear wall, that is a wall that keeps your exterior walls square and vertical by counteracting the forces of the roof that may be trying to push an exterior wall outward, or that of the wind which may be trying to push the exterior wall wall inward.

So by looking at your photo, I think the best anyone could say is yes, maybe. An hour of inspection by a structural engineer may be money well spent.


    Bookmark   February 10, 2007 at 10:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

In the old, old metal trailers, 10 or 12 ft wide, are any of the internal walls ever structural?

    Bookmark   June 3, 2007 at 12:34AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Regular furnace in MH?
Can you put a regular furnace in a MH? Is it primarily...
price over factory invoice in Calif.
Any info on approximate price should pay over the factory...
Considering an older (1972) mobile home - what do I need to know?
Hi all, I'm just beginning to look for a nice little...
Going from composition shingle to a metal roof
I have a 1995 Silhouette 28x80 (76 actual) mobile home....
Grouted Vinyl Tile & moving Mobile Home
I have recently purchased an older mobile home. It...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™