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I’m wanting to remove a few walls in my modular home, Few…

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I’m wanting to remove a few walls in my modular home

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I want to know if these walls are load bearing or important to the structural integrity of this modular house

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Generally walls that are parallel to the rafters and floor joists are not load bearing.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I tore off some drywall and exposed the inner closet studs that are at the ceiling but not the ceiling! They appear to be butted up not Sheetrock

I can't tell you which way your rafters run. That's something you'll have to check out yourself. Many modular homes have roof trusses instead of single rafters in which case there are no load bearing walls if this is a single story house.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
They run opposite the walls! I got up into the attic and the rafters in one side four of the are bolted together!

Show me a pic

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I’m trying to send s. Idea but won’t load
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I’m trying to send a video
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I’ll try again

Videos files are too big and I don't need a video. Just a pic

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
you think more then likely none of these are load bearing walls?

Probably. The sheetrock on the ceiling is another clue that you have trusses. I need a pic of the attic. More wall pics are useless

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I need a wider angle on the attic pic

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I took several angles
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
There are four trusses bolted together I’m guessing the marriage wall is located below these as the concrete slab supporting the floor is directly beneath these

Ok, you have trusses but not typical trusses. Any wall that it perpendicular to the trusses and under the vertical truss member in the right of the pics could be load bearing

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
There is no plate the framing is situated below the ceiling sheetrock
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
do you think it’s sufficient to go ahead and remove these if I tear off all drywall and find that they are all below a Sheetrock instead of a 2x4?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I’d call you but I don’t have the funds in this card I live out in the boondocks and I need to get to town to reload my card

I see a plate in your pic. Since they are below the sheet rock it's a high probability it's not laod bearing. They wouldn't have sheetrocked the ceiling if they needed a bearing wall to hold up the roof.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Yeah but I figured they would be double plated! Is what I meant! Great so that’s a non load bearing sign if they are situated beneath a Sheetrock then!! I still need to expose these other walls yet! But I’m sure they are the same! You mentioned these or some modular homes are non bearing walls interior! Due to the truss roofing? I hope that’s the case with this!
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Do you think as a precautionary measure I ought to install some 2x4 beams across semi load bearing beams?? If that’s even an adverb! “Semi load bearing beams” lmao

A roof that has trusses instead of rafters and joists generally has no interior load bearing walls on the top floor. Manufactured homes almost always use trusses because they are faster/cheaper.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Or maybe a 2x4 timber across where I’m removing these walls?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It wouldn’t hurt to install maybe 2x4 timber after I remove these?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I mean 4x4 sorry I meant 4x4 timber

I've already explained how your roof works. Temp beams don't work on a trussed roof

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have tree 4x4 timbers that would fit here left overs from another project!

read my last post

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok are you available this evening? I have to go into town today and I’ll reload my card and give you a call

I'm online unitl ~ 7 pm ET. I do take breaks.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok l request you before your offline then! Thanks ttyl

I'd appreciate a favorable rating

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Sure great! I thank u Rick

You're welcome

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