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Sistering Joists or add perpendicular supporting beam?

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Old 04-04-17, 05:31 AM
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Sistering Joists or add perpendicular supporting beam?

I'm trying to increase the size of our bedrooms, and I want to take down a wall. I don't think it is load bearing, but it is perpendicular to the ceiling joists. The floor below does not have a wall in the same location.

the room in question is not too big - To better illustrate the problem, the room is about 100" exterior wall to the wall I want to remove, and another 20" to the other side of the exterior wall.

Personally I do not think it is load bearing since:
1. there is no wall on the floor below
2. the distance from wall to wall is not too far (total of about 120").
3. there are around 10 ceiling joists in the room
4. I believe that the ceiling joists run the entire length from exterior wall to exterior wall.

I was thinking of sistering the joists but do not think adding weight to the ceiling will give the floor below much breathing room for weight distribution.

i cannot find any information online on the pros and cons of sistering joists vs a beam.

Some insight would be helpful! Thanks!
 
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Old 04-04-17, 05:48 AM
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You need to know, not just think that the wall isn't load bearing! Have you been up in the attic? Do you have trusses or were the rafters built onsite? What size are the ceiling joists?
 
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I will need to measure the ceiling joists, but I believe it is 2x6x120. But there is no truss nor rafters above that room - only the front of the house has the truss/rafter.
 
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Sorry it took a while but the size is 2"x8"x96"
 
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Bump, anyone able to answer?
 
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