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I'm looking to take out some walls and I wonder how much of a span my trusses can handle

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The home is 28 feet wide. exterior walls are 2x6 the trusses are Howe and are 44 feet long

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The trusses have 5 posts with the outside posts directly over the exterior walls.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
hi
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 3 months ago
You want to remove walls below the trusses, correct? Not parts of the trusses?
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
that is correct. I uploaded a rough diagram and indicated the walls I want to remove
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 3 months ago

Are the trusses running up/down on the page or left/right?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
left to right
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 3 months ago

Those left/right dimensions don't add up to 44' as referenced in the original question. Is that correct?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
correct. there is a wrap around porch on either side of the house that the trusses cover
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
the trusses do extend out
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 3 months ago

What is the size of the truss chords?

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Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 3 months ago

I see 2x6.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
2x6
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 3 months ago

The trusses should be spanning the full 44'

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Im looking to see if I have a pic of the exterior
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I do. give me as second
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
does that help?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
To be sure I understand, are you saying that the trusses can span the full 44' without a problem?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
without a load bearing wall in the middle or some support in the middle?
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 3 months ago

I would be surprised if there is a load bearing wall in the middle.

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