Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

Renovations


maxbits's Avatar
Visiting Guest

Posts: n/a

03-06-02, 06:24 PM   #1  
maxbits
Renovations

We are planning on removing a lathe and plaster load bearing wall between two upstairs bedrooms, the only thing above the wall is the attic, which is almost empty. The question is this, a friend is doing the work, he is experienced in general reno's and currently doing odd jobs, we want to know if his advise is correct.
Since the attic is almose empty he states we do not have to support opening while he is replacing the structure with a beam and posts on the two ends of the opening. saying it will be safe to leave it open and unsupported until the new constuction is finished. We are not sure if this is the case and would like your opinion before we start the job.
Thank you
Linda and Tom

 
Sponsored Links
Money Pitt's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 257
NJ

03-07-02, 12:53 PM   #2  
What is the span that will be unsupported? That is a factor and if it is short <12' maybe the reason he said it does not need to be supported. In my opinion, it is always safer to over support than to be sorry later do to a potential sag.

My $.02 worth. Hope it helps.

Doug

 
Search this Thread