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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

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