Possible load bearing wall??


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Old 07-04-18, 10:03 AM
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Possible load bearing wall??

I'm guessing this is a curtain wall, but I wanted to get a few opinions first...

This is a single story ranch home with trusses as you can probably tell from the pictures. At this time, I'm not looking to completely remove the wall, but I am looking to cutting a large opening in the wall. This way I do not have to move any electrical, thermostats, and cold air return. The trusses cover just over a 30' span. The wall isn't completely centered and it is about 3' off the beam in the basement (the wall is just to the right of the conduit on the basement picture). There is also a 3.5' span that has no beam or anything going across in between the rooms. I haven't opened any part of the wall yet to see if it has 2 2x4's at the top of the wall. From what I can see in the attic where the power goes into the wall, it looks like only one. If needed, I will consult a contractor or engineer, but I thought I would try some opinions here first.

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Old 07-04-18, 10:16 AM
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No, we can't tell there are trusses from the pics. And probably not going to give any advice without seeing them. We can't give structural advice sight unseen, and yes, it's always best to have someone look at it in person. If you want to post pics of the trusses, we can take a look and will feel more confident replying.
 
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Old 07-04-18, 10:26 AM
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Sorry about the pictures. I noticed after I posted. Here is a picture looking into the attic space. The wall is located about a foot to the right of the vertical beam where you see the insulation piled.

If you have any other questions or need a different picture, I can supply or give more info.
 
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Old 07-04-18, 10:32 AM
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Yes, the central wall on your first floor is not load bearing. Whether or not there are two 2x4s as the top plate does not necessarily indicate that it is a load bearing wall.
 
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Old 07-04-18, 10:36 AM
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Thank you. I appreciate the input. From all my reading and research, I didn't think it was, but I was hoping to get another opinion.
 
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Old 07-04-18, 10:37 AM
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