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 Can a general contractor reliably identify load bearing walls?
       • Posted by: scamp2112 on Mon, Feb 25, 13 at 20:09
              • 10 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Mar 1, 13 at 14:12
Looking into opening up the wall between our kitchen and living room as part of a kitchen remodel. There are two openings now. One a 80 inch wide arch and another 30 inch open door way. I am wondering if it is reliable to pay a contractor to ev
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 Non Load Bearing Exterior Wall
       • Posted by: azroyal on Tue, Sep 27, 11 at 16:24
              • 9 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Sep 28, 11 at 11:39
As part of the rebuild to our fire damaged house, we are considering adding a shower to our master bath that would require moving the exterior wall between the master bath and the porch (essentially enlarging the master bath area and decreasing th
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 Removing a load bearing wall - possible?
       • Posted by: AH9200 on Tue, Aug 14, 12 at 15:33
              • 14 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Sep 8, 12 at 10:00
We are looking at buying a house that has a load bearing wall between the family room and kitchen. We are wanting to know if its possbibe to reomove the wall to have a more open floor plan. I am thinking it will be very costly but wanted to get
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 Wall removed- load bearing, or frame?
       • Posted by: yorkiemiki on Mon, Dec 30, 13 at 17:43
              • 14 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Jan 3, 14 at 8:53
Hi so we removed part of a wall in the kitchen, well the contractor did. This is for a condominium and the entire room with living/kitchen is about 450 sq ft (25'x17') He said that it's not supporting or load bearing... I just want to get
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 Odd load bearing wall
       • Posted by: Ecanem on Tue, Jul 16, 13 at 11:00
              • 11 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Dec 2, 13 at 12:56
Hey guys. I am in the process of renovating my basement, mostly because of the rains in Pittsburgh which flooded the basement. I was going to open up a small section of wall for a bar and when I took down the drywall I ran into t
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 Load bearing wall opinion
Just a quick question about removing a portion of a load bearing wall. The wall in question is marked in red on the picture and is 13'6
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 if this wall is not load bearing, why is there such a big header?
       • Posted by: jaansu on Sat, Aug 20, 11 at 15:17
              • 4 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Aug 22, 11 at 10:29
In preparation for a kitchen remodel, I had a structural engineer determine if two short walls coming to the kitchen are load bearing. He measured the various walls and gave me a statement they are not. I just opened the wall next to a door in o
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 Load Bearing ??
Hi. doing a little remodel. Want to recess a fridge into a wall 3
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 Width of opening in Load Bearing Wall?
The wall between my kitchen and living room is load bearing. The only opening in it had been a 30
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 Is this a load bearing wall?
       • Posted by: GarmZ on Sun, Feb 3, 13 at 20:37
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Feb 5, 13 at 11:36
I am planning to remove a wall for kitchen for my renovation. Was wondering if I can get some opinions on this. I know that my wall is perpendicular to the wall I want to taken down but does it mean that it is a load bearing wall
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 Load-bearing wall support
       • Posted by: PatricioJ1 on Tue, Feb 12, 13 at 12:28
              • 2 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Feb 17, 13 at 16:41
I'm trying to open up one side of my stairwell leading to the basement. It's a load-bearing wall because a joist rests on the top plate. However, the joist runs parallel to the top plate, not perpendicular. So my question is: how am I suppose to s
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 Load Bearing and Wall Removal Question
Been a while since I've posted...I'm looking at opening up an interior wall to the ceiling in a ranch house. This wall runs parallel to, and 3 feet away from the main beam. Roof per original blueprints is noted as
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 Getting Natural Light Into Dark, Older House
       • Posted by: kdw72697 on Mon, Dec 23, 13 at 16:54
              • 24 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Apr 3, 14 at 9:15
Hello, I'm a long-time reader/infrequent poster, and I am looking for any opinions on ways to get natural light into a house that has very little. The longer version of the story: now that the holidays are here and the family is getting to
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 sizing beam for header
Hi, We are opening up a wall to get more
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 Removing Wall Between Kitchen & DR, Flooring Options
Hi All! I'm just starting to plan the Return to the Remodeling Forum | Post a Follow-Up Removing Wall Between Kitchen & DR, Flooring Options Posted by mmis29 ( My Page ) on Thu, Feb 13, 14 at 15:43
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 Help Remodel This Split Level Farm House
       • Posted by: MNnative on Tue, Feb 18, 14 at 15:26
              • 30 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Feb 22, 14 at 20:55
Hello Everybody! Great forum you've got here! I've read countless threads as I've been planning my remodeling project and have now decided to sign in and ask for help directly with my project. Attached is the sketch of my upper lev
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 Size of Beam
       • Posted by: gav_sharma on Fri, Aug 30, 13 at 16:10
              • 12 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Sep 3, 13 at 10:44
My contractor is putting in a 6x12 Douglas Fir Beam #1 S4S to replace the load bearing wall between my kitchen and family room. He has got several opinions and this size was the biggest quoted to him. The span between the two posts is going to 15
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 Overwhelmed! Should we get a complete plan first?
       • Posted by: robinlmorris on Wed, Mar 26, 14 at 20:56
              • 36 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Apr 8, 14 at 9:38
Last summer, for better or worse, we bought a fixer upper for a lot of $$$ in the SF Bay area (Peninsula). It needs a lot of work... way too much work. Here is all the work I want to do to the house eventually (with 9 and 10 being optional dream
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 Opening two rooms in to one big room
       • Posted by: cgill on Mon, Sep 7, 09 at 4:27
              • 10 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Jan 11, 12 at 14:40
We have a 12 x 20 family room adjacent to a 12 x 20 extra bedroom. We need to remove the dividing wall to make a big room. The length of the wall is 16'. YES - it is a load bearing wall. There is only attic space above. Once I remove the elec
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 Kitchen Remodel in San Francisco - Advice Please
       • Posted by: EddyP on Fri, Aug 3, 12 at 14:42
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Aug 7, 12 at 11:46
My wife and I are finally getting around to updating the kitchen in our home in SF. Perhaps I'm just freaking out, but I'm beginning to worry that I will miss an important inspection or a building code that I wasn't aware of. The electrician and
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