Opening up a Modified Queen Truss

Old 10-05-05, 06:40 PM
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Opening up a Modified Queen Truss

I am looking for some advice on whether a project is even possible. I know I need an evaluation by a structural engineer, but if my goal is impossible, there doesn't seem to be a point.

Our home has a spacious attic that uses a Modified Queen truss. There is an upstairs bonus room in the 'middle' of the attic and a door into the attic. I'd like to restructure the truss so that I could build an office/playroom in the center of the attic.

The space is fairly large, about 30' x 30' and the truss members are spaced 24 inches apart. I don't know if the center is load bearing, but given the span I am hopeful that it is. If not, there is a center wall the I could likely add to and shore up the floor/ceiling.

My hope is to reconfigure into something like the "room in the attic" truss or something even more open.

Any thoughts?


Old 10-06-05, 11:07 AM
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your only hope

is to make an internal bearing wall. Then the repair is possible. It will not be an easy task. Of course as you said you will need an engineer to approve it .

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