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Question on joists and if his may be a non-load bearing wall


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02-02-07, 07:29 AM   #1  
Question on joists and if his may be a non-load bearing wall

I have a 5ft long wall with a door cut out that I want remove. The wall is running paralel to both the floor and ceiling joists. This is an inside wall that tee's onto a brick outside wall. while inside the attic, I noticed a few 2X4's that appear to be attached to the ceiling joist over one of the inside walls, and rising diagnaly to the roof rafters via another 2X4 that spans about 4 rafters. What would these 2X4's be for?

 
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02-02-07, 07:36 AM   #2  
It sounds like they are bracing the rafters. That's often done to stiffen the roof up.

 
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02-02-07, 11:18 PM   #3  
The horizontal member attached to the rafters is called a purlin rafter, those that run from this, at an angle, to the ceiling joists is a brace.
Which when done correctly need to terminate over a wall that lands over a foundation or structural support.
Here is a link;http://www.mcvicker.com/resguide/page010.htm

 
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