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Load-bearing walls?

Postby » Mon Jan 19, 2004 5:38 pm

I'm putting up new drywall in my 94 Dutch, and am fortunate enough that I can simply unscrew the section of wall behind my tub (this wall is shared with a walk-in closet) and put up new greenboard behind it, then put the wall back into place. Just wanted to make sure I'm not dealing with anything that's load bearing. My assumption is that only the exterior and marriage walls are load bearing. Is this a safe assumption? - Bill
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Re: Load-bearing walls?

Postby » Mon Jan 19, 2004 5:59 pm

Yes,
Safe assumption.

Good Luck!
Tracy
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Re: Load-bearing walls?

Postby » Tue Jan 20, 2004 2:24 pm

Thought so... thanks Tracy!
Bill
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Re: Load-bearing walls?

Postby » Sat Jan 24, 2004 5:34 am

I'm sorry to differ....but (any walls) that runs perpendicular with the roof trusses are load bearing
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Re: Load-bearing walls?

Postby » Sat Jan 24, 2004 1:07 pm

There are interior load bearing walls....but from my understanding they always run parallel to the roof rafters...
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Re: Load-bearing walls?

Postby » Sat Jan 24, 2004 1:36 pm

The only instance of a load bearing inside wall in a single wide is where there is a transition to a higher ceiling. And we dont see these all that often any more. Tom
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Re: Load-bearing walls?

Postby » Sun Jan 25, 2004 2:44 am

most walls that run parallel with the roof trusses are not under a truss...the loads that are put on exterior and marriage walls are greater than an interior wall ...however interior walls that are perpendicular to the trusses does carry less load ...but is load bearing to one extent or another
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Re: Load-bearing walls?

Postby » Sun Jan 25, 2004 5:12 pm

Oh, how I wish I had that site that shows the exploded view of a single wide. I cant find the darn thing. It would put this discussion to bed real quick, lol. Tom
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