Forum Title: Split Entry, Truss Roof, Is This Wall Load Bearing?
Hi Folks, I've been following threads about various discussions regarding load bearing walls. There is a section of wall in a split entry home I recently purchased that I would like to remove. Refer to my profile photo for a picture of it (I've also attached a picture which I have wrote on to make it more clear). I want to remove it to make the space of the home feel larger. (It is a pic looking from the living room, into the dining room. The kitchen is only 6'x10' and is hidden behind the wall in question). The home inspector has told me the roof is a truss system. The distance the trusses span is around 22' (dimensions of the home are around 22'x40', it is a traditional split entry home). Based on knowing it is a truss system, the span which the trusses cover, and the fact that (as shown in the photo) there is no header for about an 8' wide section of the opening into the dining room, do you think the wall blocking the view of the kitchen could be removed without any concerns about it being load bearing? Please let me know if you have any more questions, I will try to answer as best as I can but I do not get the keys for a few more weeks and I'm trying to properly plan out all of my renovations so they are complete before we actually move in. Thanks!
Category: General Contractor Post By: HARRY HOWARD (Largo, FL), 03/15/2018

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