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Johnson, I have an issue with a possible load bearing

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***** ***** Johnson, I have an issue with a possible load bearing wall
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Have a ranch home that is 25' wide, and am trying to determine if one of my the walls I am trying to move has a point load in it.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Hello. How are you doing? I can help.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
What exactly do you mean by if one of the walls has a point load in it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
At the end of a wall, there is two 2x4's butted up to one another. There is a wall perpendicular to that wall, tied in, with two 2x4's in the same spot.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
That's just a common detail for ends of walls and wall intersections.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
would it help to provide you with a photo?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just sent a couple
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
That's typically how wall ends are framed just for attaching drywall.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was just curious, because there is a very wide span there, and there are 6 studs tied together in the same spot.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
I don't see a header there and that is how walls are typically framed. If it is a bearing wall, then each stud is carrying a small portion of the total load.

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