Wall under trusses


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Old 01-07-19, 04:39 AM
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Wall under trusses

Hi all, please see my pictures below. The first shows a picture of the truss sitting on the wall through a hole in the ceiling, the second shows the wall with Sheetrock removed. No headers, double top plates, etc. its worth noting that this is in our basement, a mirroring wall on the 2nd floor had previously been removed with no beam installation. Also, our 2 car garage mirrors our
finished basement, and the wall in question is not in the garage, it flows front to back with no hindrances. Thoughts on of this is load bearing?

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Your pics didn't post, here are some instructions for posting pic on this site
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Old 01-07-19, 07:42 AM
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Sorry, I was not able to get the interior picture in, I will try that again soon. But this is the wall. Does it appear to have any structural ability?
 
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Your wall has structural ability but it may not be load bearing. You are correct that the single top plate and no header over the door implies that it is merely a room partition. The only way to know for sure is to look at the engineering for your trusses. A double top plate might not be required even if the wall is structural if the truss above is running directly above the wall and along the wall's length.
 
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Old 01-07-19, 08:06 AM
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The wall runs perpendicular to the trusses, so the trusses runs across the wall but not along it. I will try the picture again:
 
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