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I want to remove two(2) non load bearing wall from the

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I want to remove two(2) non load bearing wall from the second story floor up to the plate. It's a balloon frame wall. Can I just saw it at the 2nd story floor level? I see no reason why not to proceed BUT i've heard it could impact the roof.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

Hello

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

How do you know they're not load bearing?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The floor and ceiling joist run parallel to the wall, there are no point loads over the wall, there are no joist lapped over the walls. The walls do go down to the foundation which is normal for balloon construction. I "assume" the walls were built to isolate rooms.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

Then yes, you can remove them and you shouldn't have any issues with the roof if they're not supporting the roof.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

Hello. Do you have any other questions for me on this topic? If you could rate my answer, I would appreciate it.

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