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Load bearing wall in question on 20 x 30 modular/mobile


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05-27-13, 11:02 AM   #1  
Load bearing wall in question on 20 x 30 modular/mobile

We just purchased a 20 foot wide (two 10 foot wide by 30 foot long) modular/mobile home. It has wheels under the foundation but has been there since the late 70's so I am not sure what to call it. There is a center wall that only comes forward from the back about 10 feet. The other 20 feet is open. My question is can I remove that 10 foot section in the middle to make one long room?

Since the center wall only runs 1/3 of the length, I am not sure if it is a load bearing or "marriage" wall? Can someone shed some light on this for me please.

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05-27-13, 11:24 AM   #2  
Might be the maximum span of the LVL that is supporting the open area. Need to peek at what is going on with the framing to determine any further.

 
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05-27-13, 11:41 AM   #3  
I can take pictures of the open frame of the wall in question in the morning. Would that help?

 
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05-29-13, 08:49 PM   #4  
Welcome to the forums!

The question is about the support in the open ares beyond the wall.

 
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06-01-13, 03:29 PM   #5  
Thank you! I am confused, do you mean above and below the wall? I have decided to run a 2x6 and run it across the room with a span of about 10 feet. It will be attached to the 2x4 studs of the wall.

 
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