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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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 Load bearing walls corner removal for kitchen open concept
       • Posted by: alron60 on Sun, May 18, 14 at 14:42
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Jun 12, 14 at 17:41
We're planning kitchen remodeling. I'm looking for structural advise about walls removal for making open concept kitchen. The attached floorplan shows the walls to be removed (hatched) and the walls of the second floor (in red). Our kitchen
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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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 Possible load bearing wall hindering kitchen remodel
       • Posted by: VThokie09 on Sat, Aug 2, 14 at 18:56
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 17:40
Trying to tear down two walls, one is parallel to the second story floor joists the other is perpendicular to them. The two walls are intersecting one another. The floor joists are engineered wood i-beams that span the entire width of the house.
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 Help! Ugly load-bearing beam driving me nuts.
       • Posted by: Mestena on Sat, Aug 9, 14 at 20:00
              • 12 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Aug 11, 14 at 13:28
We have the UGLIEST load bearing beam in our house, and after 3 years of staring at it, pondering it, and cursing it, I still haven't gotten any closer to a solution. We are working through a total kitchen remodel, and this beam is now standing in
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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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 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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 Tearing down walls
       • Posted by: scrappykat on Wed, Jul 2, 14 at 11:23
              • 15 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 0:37
I am thinking of buying a small (880 sq ft) bungalow but would want to make some changes to the layout. i did a rough layout here: http://www.homestyler.com/designprofile/226d31f8-b24e-445e-9fdf-c66197bd0ca6 the left side has a living ro
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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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 First time home buyers and remodelers
       • Posted by: Dtrivi2209 on Sun, Jun 8, 14 at 11:01
              • 48 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Jun 23, 14 at 21:41
Good morning everyone!! My husband and I are in the process of purchasing an adorable home built in 1986. However, the kitchen has not been touched since then. It is in DESPERATE need of an upgrade and we want to do as nice an upgrade as possib
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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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 Old house, odd floor plan...
       • Posted by: redjulie on Sat, May 10, 14 at 11:07
              • 13 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, May 24, 14 at 1:09
Hello, I have recently moved into a house built in 1890 and am very stuck with how to improve the flow through the first floor, as well as open the back of the house to the back yard. To do this, we'd like to move the first floor bath (the back
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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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