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Removing Interior Wall

Postby Shaharradee » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:05 am

Is this a load bearing wall? I would like to remove this wall to make my living area larger. Right now it is a wall to a very small bed room that I don't use for anything but storing junk.

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RE: Removing Interior Wall

Postby Yanita » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:00 pm

Hi,

Typically in a single wide none of the interior walls are load bearing...ALTHOUGH, sometimes when the ceiling height changes from one side of the wall to the other it can be a load bearing wall.

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Postby Greg » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:44 pm

That is a tough one to call. As Yanita said usually no, but you do hace a change in ceiling height. I think I would open up the wall and see what it is built with, If it is a loaded wall it should be built a little heavier that a standard dividing wall. Greg
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Postby Shaharradee » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:56 am

Greg, Yanita,

I have another question. Are you talking about the wall that is going across the room or the wall going down the hall?

The one going across the room, at the ceiling, is not even on a ceiling joist. It seems to me that the one going down the hall would be the on with the weight on it. It's the one with all the joists crossing it.

Or am I just not seeing this right?
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Postby Greg » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:10 pm

We are talking about the one crossing the room. There is a possibility that it may be a bearing wall, I have my doubts but it is better to check first. Greg
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RE: Removing Interior Wall

Postby Yanita » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:53 pm

Hi,

As I said, typically NO interior walls are load bearing, but some homes they are/can be. Without being there I will not guarentee that it is/is not.

I am pretty certain that it is not a load bearing, oppen it up (remove wallboard) from one side of the wall and see what you have there.

Keep in mind as you remove this wall that generally your wiring going to and from outlets/switches and over head lights usually drop from the ceiling oppose to in the wall as stick built homes are.

I will leave you a link to how mobile homes are built/constructed.

http://www.mygreathome.com/fix-it_guide/diagram.htm

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Postby Shaharradee » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:22 am

Thank you for the link to mygreathome! That has a lot of good information on it......Dee
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RE: Removing Interior Wall

Postby Yanita » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:29 pm

Hi,

You are very welcome.

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RE: Removing Interior Wall

Postby justapoolman » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:47 am

I had almost the same identical situation and wall as you do.I removed mine and as it turned out mine was NOT a load bearing wall.I love my new living room.Good luck on your project.
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