Is this a load bearing wall ?

Old 12-11-17, 10:28 AM
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Is this a load bearing wall ?

This house has a separated formal living room (sunken )and great room on the other side. I want to remove the wall in between. It is s single story with engineered scissor trusses. The wall is off center of the gable peak. I think the trusses are engineered for free span, but not 100% sure if this wall may be load bearing or not. Whats is the simplest way to determine if it can be removed without adding a spanning beam ?

Once the wall is out, I need to fix the elevation change in the floor. It sits on a concrete slab, and I assume I can frame joists 16" on center and deck with plywood to match the existing higher concrete, then lay all new engineered hardwood.

I appreciate any advise you may have. Thank you.
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Old 12-11-17, 10:33 AM
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One would think that the wall is not load bearing, but there is no way to know without being there to actually look at the trusses.

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