Would like to take down a bearing wall to expand a kitchen, but the problem
is the house has balloon frame construction.
The wall is about 14 feet long and has 2 door openings in it already.
Ceiling height is about 12'.
Can this be done?
Short answer would be - get a structural engineer.
Longer answer would be - there is enough headroom to replace the wall with
a beam / plywood box / truss to take any imposed loads, replace any bracing
/ sheer wall functions.
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