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need help in determining if wall is load bearing


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09-18-14, 04:41 PM   #1  
need help in determining if wall is load bearing

I have a second story wall that backs to attic space and would like to know if it is load bearing or not. i want to remove a portion of 1 of the 2x6's to frame in an access panel to gain access to the attic. i am nervous if temporarily removing a portion of 1 stud to frame in an access panel will cuase issue and whether a will need to frame in a header on top of my access panel.

Attached are a few pics. The second story wall does not have a wall below it on the first floor if that makes a difference, and the roof trusses that are just in front of the 2x6 wall are attached to the header joist that that the wall sits on

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09-18-14, 05:41 PM   #2  
Temporarily removing a stud will not cause a problem but I would definitely install a double header over you opening to pick up the cut stud.

 
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09-23-14, 11:06 AM   #3  
Hopefully, you do mean studs, and won't be removing portions of fabricated trusses, right?

 
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09-23-14, 05:12 PM   #4  
Hopefully, you do mean studs, and won't be removing portions of fabricated trusses, right?
I think maybe he does bridgeman.

Harley, see picture:

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If it's the one with arrow (or any of the adjacent vertical members), no.


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09-23-14, 05:46 PM   #5  
the roof trusses that are just in front of the 2x6 wall are attached to the header joist that that the wall sits on
Sounds like he's referring to the 2x6 wall and not the trusses.

 
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09-23-14, 05:51 PM   #6  
My bad,

I see now. Trusses are not 2 x 6 anyway.


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