I live in a classic raised ranch home. My attic is a fink truss. I bought this house as a bank property but through my research am trying to figure some stuff out. The ex owner I know swapped the kitchen and dining. Why I dont know but I want to re open as I think the area in my picture that is marked with the red x was already open. I am almost positive this is half a dummy wall as all my neighbors have the classic design. Also I dont even think this wall is load as above is a fink truss attic. When I pulled the floor molding I can also see where the wood floor continues under what seems the dummy wall. Thanks much!
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Neighbors house. You can see the original design. The opening left to the kitchen is my archway now while the redbox I drew above on my picture is open in my neighbors to the original dining area.
99 times out of 100 my advice for structural issues is to get somebody local to take a first-hand look as what you have.
However, you have two major clues indicating that this is not a load-bearing wall:
1. Typically, ranchers with truss roof framing rely on the two exterior and one central interior wall for support. That means that the roof load bearing walls are running longways with the house. As the wall you want to remove runs from front to back, it is likely to not be a bearing wall.
2. The finished floor. This is the definitive clue - if you have a finished floor running underneath the bottom sill of the wall in question, then this wall was added in at a later time as a remodel. As such, it can be removed.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Jaybee,
The wall runs side to side in the house. Front to back the span is about 28ft. It seems they tiled all accross the kitchen to dining room swapped tge gas line over to the side of the original dining are to make a u shaoed kitchen and have eat in on the left where the arch is. The attic has a w shaoed fink truss. I just dnt know why they would have done this its just wierd. Closes everything off so I want to reopen this area to put a island open to the living.
Different people like different things. The bottom line is that if this wall was added as a remodel then it can also be removed.
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