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headroom or head ache

Posted by Ed on March 26th, 2000 08:30 PM
In reply to Attic Expansion by Beth on March 26th, 2000 12:51 PM [Go to top of thread]

A few thoughts... ceiling trusses are usually made of 2X4 which is ok to hold up your ceiling drywall but not strong enough to use for floor rafters... look under your house.. you will not see any 2X4's holding your floor up. Also were the walls of the original frame made to hold additonal weight of second story .. probably not.. In My opion the additional expense and hasle could converted to dollars spent .. would make a nice down payment on a larger existing home built to code.

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