| I'm in the midst of removing a load bearing wall. Heres what Im up
| I'm removing the wall in question. This wall is sitting on top of
| floor joists that run parrelel to it, with an attic above it with no
| storage and a hip roof. The joists that span over it are 2x5's. They
| run 10 feet and sit on top of the wall in question, then continue on
| another foot and are face nailed to a 2X5 joist running from an inside
| load bearing wall to the back wall. I cut the sheetrock from under
| that joist and slipped in a joist hangar on each of the joists that
| are face nailed to it.
| Do you think this will be enough support?
yes this is enough for the middle loaded wall
over kill if anything
you only needed one 2x6 (because that wall is staying) for fire stop
"the wall in question"
in order to remove this wall
you will have to triple (add 2 more 2x6's) the carrying joist.
post under each end all the way to basement beam or add column under
MUST BE SOLID FRAMING TO SOLID FOOTING
now you can remove the wall
Then i went up and installed two 2x12's that
| also sit on the middle load wall and span over to the back wall.
this is called a strong back
| then nailed and screwed the original 2x5 joist to the sistered 2x12.
screws are not as strong as nails for loads.
The two 2x12's with the
| 2x5 nailed to it span 11 feet. When I ripped the plaster off the wall
| to expose the studs, I noticed that all the studs were pretty loose.
| I figured if there was a big weight load on them, then would they not
| be under compression? I can see the nail shanks on some of them
| coming through the top plate.