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ACE626

10:21AM | 01/11/05
Member Since: 01/10/05
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WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF REMODELING OUR 'PROJECT HOUSE'. WE HAVE A 1 1/2 STORY HOME ON A CRAWL SPACE WITH THE UPSTAIRS HAVING A BEDROOM ON ONE END AND OPEN ON THE REST WITH THE ATTIC STYLE CEILINGS AND LITTLE SHORT CLOSETS. WE ARE WANTING TO REMOVE THE FLOOR ON PART OF IT TO CREATE A VAULTED CEILING/OPEN LOFT AFFECT, LEAVING THE BEDROOM ON THE ONE END AND A WALK WAY AROUND ONE SIDE. IF THERE IS NO SUPPORT WALL BEING REMOVED, CAN WE CUT OUT THE FLOOR TO THE OUTSIDE WALL OF THE HOUSE, AND WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT FACTORS ARE THERE TO CONSIDER? THE WALL GOING TO THE ROOF SLOPE HAS 2X4 STUDS ON 16" CENTERS IF THAT HELPS.

Piffin

02:20PM | 01/16/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Probably not. But only an engineer can tell you for sure after a site visit and consult fee. From your description, you run the risk of knocking your house apart.

Another thing to consider, There are upper and lower case letters available on your keyboard. Typing in all CAPS is considered shouting in a forum or chat room and it makes your message harder to read.

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