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12-16-14, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Builder 1

Judging by their location and materials, it's...

Judging by their location and materials, it's unlikely that they're load bearing. You can usually get validation of their bearing by looking in the basement and seeing if their weight is carried...
10-19-14, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Builder 1

Consult an engineer

The “leaning inwards slightly” is your first concern. Without pictures and from your brief description, it sounds like what I often see when a patio, with a cover, was made into a room (and many...
10-19-14, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Builder 1

It's commonly called a "party wall" and it's a...

It's commonly called a "party wall" and it's a code required fire barrier between your unit and your neighbors. It also provides some sound insulation but that's not why it's there. I should also...
10-19-14, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Builder 1

Yep, sill-seal (the stuff you're looking at from...

Yep, sill-seal (the stuff you're looking at from HD), appropriate to the wall thickness, and that bottom plate needs to be pressure treated in every case I've ever seen.
10-19-14, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Builder 1

It Looks Load Bearing

Judging by the pictures:

1. It's 2x6 framed and that would be serious overkill for a basement wall that wasn't load bearing.

2. All of the joists above have squash blocks, and multiples in some...
09-17-14, 09:40 PM
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Posted By Builder 1

This is just a guess: but it could be due to...

This is just a guess: but it could be due to condensation from moist air drawn into the column when cool and seeping/rusting out when warm. Maybe the upper section of this column is within an...
09-17-14, 08:15 PM
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Posted By Builder 1

In short: not with the existing roof framing and...

In short: not with the existing roof framing and ceiling joists.

1. The ceiling joists would now become a floor. This is your biggest concern because most ceilings are not built to support much...
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