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Old 03-20-18, 10:12 PM
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Trusses/joist.

So I'm remodeling my bathroom, and aftor getting the old paneling off i see my ceiling joist run different dirrections. I want to remove this wall that is center where the direction changes. This was one an outside wall. At some point the roof was removed with this addon between my garage and the previously existing room.

my question is would it be safe for me to remove the wall or would I need a header or modify the joist? There is rudely 4 ft too both sides of this center wall.

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Old 03-21-18, 05:15 AM
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It's hard to tell anything from your photos. I'm assuming the wall you want to remove is the one with the Cupid hanging on it?

If that was an exterior wall and it has old rafters landing on it, it is still load bearing. You would not be able to remove it without replacing it with a header or beam. The header or beam creates a point load on each end where it is supported, so the floor may need additional framing to transfer that point load to the foundation.
 
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Old 03-21-18, 05:20 AM
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It's hard to tell from your photos but I would NOT remove walls without investigating further. From your photos I see two things that could indicate that the wall is load bearing. Joists changing direction is often done over a load bearing wall. Any joists meeting an exterior wall perpendicular are very likely to be load bearing.
 
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No the wall I'd like to remove is in the center with the medicine cabinet. The old rough that sat on it was removed the new roof runs in the same direction as the wall... my concern is the joist that are nailed to the side of it. I'm wondering if I could get away with removing the wall and then replacing the Joist and attaching them to the next choice over. Or if a header would be the better way to go..

no load over it, just the joist that are nailed to it.
 
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Doesn't that wall have joists perpendicular to it in the left side of your photo?

"The old rough that sat on it was removed the new roof runs in the same direction as the wall" That doesn't make any sense. Please try phrasing it in a different manner. What is a "old rough"? What do you mean "new roof runs"?
 
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Old 03-21-18, 09:02 AM
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Sorry about that, when the left side was added the old roof was removed. The new roof and raftor above run in the same direction as the wall.

so only issue I am concerned with is removing the wall and replacing the joist on the left so they run across and meet the one on the right running the opposite direction.
 
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