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Load Bearing Wall Removal

Load Bearing Wall Removal

Load Bearing Wall Removal

I want to remove part of a load bearing wall (11 ft span) in a single story home (1969).  The roof is a purlin roof and the purlin braces do not run into this wall.  The wall supports ceiling joists (15 foot span on one side and 10 on the other).

I need to know two things, first, the size of the header required..although I think I have that part.  More importantly, where the jack stud hits the floor, I need to know what to do.

The house is built on 4X6 beams spaced 4 ft apart.  These beams run parallel to the wall beaing removed.  There are pier blocks every 6 ft under the beams.  The sub floor (2x6 t&g) rest directly on the beams.  The jack stud under the header will fall 6 inches to the side of a beam and 2 ft along the beam from a pier.

Is this sufficient to handle this load which should be minimal or is an additional support under the house required?

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