load bearing kitchen wall or not?


Old 07-18-17, 01:59 PM
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load bearing kitchen wall or not?

looking to remove the green wall, i went in the attic and took the best pictures i could as well as a couple from behind the wall after removing sheetrock.
would this be a load bearing wall, i have spoken to several contractors who have come out for bids but none have gone in the attic, 3 say not load bearing, 1 says load bearing and 1 is unsure.

to me it seems the truss is bearing on the wall to be removed, the exhaust pipe for the range hood is on the wall we want gone for reference.

what are the thoughts on this bearing or not?

thank you in advance, home is located in florida, single story block home
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Old 07-18-17, 03:07 PM
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Can't tell much from those attic photos, with nothing to reference... and can't see the whole truss. Walls with single top plates are almost never load bearing... or at least should not be.

Most trusses run from exterior wall to exterior wall and nothing between those walls is load bearing. Interior walls are just non-load bearing partitions. But we can't tell from your photos what kind of trusses you have so its impossible to say with 100% certainty. You need someone local to get in your attic to look. For all we know you could have some half-scissors trusses that make a vaulted ceiling on half the house and a different type of truss on the other half.
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the living room is a high vaulted ceiling, then the kitchen/dining room wall are much lower i think 8 feet high on those
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You need to ascertain if the truss is one unit from exterior wall to exterior wall. If each truss spans the width of the house then an interior wall wouldn't be load bearing. That is also assuming the interior wall didn't used to be an exterior wall [room added on]

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