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I have a load bearing wall question. Details: 40 foot house.

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Hi, I have a load bearing wall question.
Details: 40 foot long house. 12 feet of the load bearing wall is attached to the exterior wall on each end of the house.
The middle section has two walls to make a hallway. If the two load bearing end sections would come together they would run right down the middle of the hall walls. One of the "hall wall" sections is load bearing and I want to remove the load bearing hall wall and leave the other hall wall. I want to the vault the ceiling over the load hall wall and don't want to have an beam over it. Can I shift the load from the one hall wall to the other by adding pier footings under the non-load hall wall?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

I can help, can I get back with you in about an hour or so?

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

Can you take a look at the following link and answer the questions at the bottom of the sheet? Your answers will allow me to accurately model the loading and size your beam. Thanks

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3LjUB_rxIbcNVlreGljdFZUZ3kxTHhvVDFnRV9uQQ

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