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amari

02:28PM | 11/23/00
Member Since: 11/22/00
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I have a small one-story house built in 1959 that I would like to remodel. I had a friend who is a remodeler tell me that none of the interior walls are load bearing because I have Fink trusses with a span of only 25 feet. There are only two interior walls which run perpendicular to the trusses and neither wall runs the entire length of the house. I crawled up in the attic and confirmed that the trusses do not rest on these walls in the the center of the house near the attic opening, but I only checked three consecutive trusses. Do I need to check further down to confirm that these are not load bearing walls? Should I check every truss and every wall whether perpendicular or parallel?

Thanks in advance,
AnnMarie

BobF

09:54AM | 11/27/00
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
No one here can really tell you since we can't see it first hand.

I can tell you that houses do settle and what were built as non-load-bearing walls do sometimes pick some of the load.

Best is to ask a structural engineer.


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