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Can someone tell me if this support can be moved?

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08-30-16, 12:10 PM   #1  
Can someone tell me if this support can be moved?

We are planning to finish out a bonus room and it has some type of 2x4 supports that are spaced about 5 ft apart. And are about 8 ft from either end of the room (only 2 supports in a room that is 20ft long)They are attached to what appears to be a 4x4 joist at the bottom and a 2x4 running perpendicular to the rafters. Can these supports simply be moved back? We want the room to be as wide as possible but I don't want my roof caving in either. The room is about 20ft wide as well. The support is 12ft into the room.

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08-30-16, 01:10 PM   #2  
Can you give us pictures? A wide shot and then closeup of the ends? Sounds like these are providing mid span support for the rafters, perhaps in lieu of collar ties.



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