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Removing bearing wall in one story house


Posted by Kent Anderson on March 23rd, 2003 03:23 PM

We've purchased a cement block house 24' X 36'. It has a 5' attic center with 2X8 rafters and 2X8 ceiling joists supported by a center bearing wall. Can we remove the ceiling joists and add collar ties and extra rafter bracing from each outer wall to the collar ties. Would that be enough support to remove the 1st floor bearing wall?

Kent

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