I have a client that wants to bump a wall out 3 feet in the bathroom and wants the ceiling to be flat across the whole room. The problem is the (2)2x10 header above the current window and the rest of the load bearing wall is holding up a truss system. I can't put a beam back in to span the 12' where the old bearing wall would be because of ceiling height issues. Not sure how to transfer the load to the new wall or keep the load where it is. Maybe sister something to the bottom chord 3 feet or hang a beam above the truss somehow?
Anyone seen/done something like this before?
I'm a PE and this job is in Virginia.
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