Load bearing studs?


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Old 09-23-16, 08:10 AM
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Load bearing studs?

Hi Everyone,

So I want to completely open up this closet and put up hooks for coats. Are these studs load bearing?

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Sam

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Old 09-23-16, 08:29 AM
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idk why two pictures came up sideways... they are upright on my computer :/
 
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Old 09-23-16, 08:49 AM
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Sometimes the answer is not easy with old houses. Ordinarilly I would say no that is not a load bearing wall because the top plate is just a thin plank and not a full 2x4. But... I see the tail end of a rafter right above the doorway. Rafters usually end/join over a load bearing wall. How is the back wall of the closet constructed. It's possible that it is a load bearing wall.
 
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Old 09-23-16, 09:06 AM
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Sometimes the answer is not easy with old houses. Ordinarilly I would say no that is not a load bearing wall because the top plate is just a thin plank and not a full 2x4. But... I see the tail end of a rafter right above the doorway. Rafters usually end/join over a load bearing wall. How is the back wall of the closet constructed. It's possible that it is a load bearing wall.
I agree... I'm going to try to look at the back wall and see if the joist joint is sitting over that.
 
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im just going to leave the wall up and remodel the closet. It makes more sense.
 
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You could alter it by increasing your header size, move two studs to the sides, install jacks above.

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Old 10-17-16, 06:36 AM
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Hmmm, good point, ill talk to the wife as she runs the show.
 
 

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