bearing wall


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bearing wall

A wall that helps support the weight of the upper floors and roof. See load-bearing wall.

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or more, build one support wall, making it close enough to the bearing wall to support the joist ends.
The end supports are the bearing walls that carry the vertical load of the roof to the foundation.
To appease the plumbing gods, the codes have made at least one notable exception: In bearing walls you can bore 60 percent size holes--as long as you double up the studs and don't drill through more than two successive pairs of these doubled-up studs (Fig.
Just looking at a wall won't tell you whether it's a bearing wall or a partition wall.
Trouble is, the wall they removed was a bearing wall.
We mentioned bearing walls earlier when we discussed door and window installations.
We're going to show you the key steps for the more challenging project, removing a bearing wall and replacing it with a beam.
A bearing wall will have joists or rafters meeting or crossing it (Fig.
If you want to move bearing walls away from the supports below, you can engineer the wood-I system to support the loads just as you would with solid sawn joists.
A determination has to be made whether the combination will have an impact on load bearing walls, relocation of risers and vents as well as, plumbing, heating and electrical lines.
The presence of a courtyard together with thick cement-brick bearing walls ensures an internal comfortable environment especially in summer.
The building structure consists of solid brick, exterior bearing walls, some interior brick bearing walls, steel columns and beams and wood framed floors and roof system and interior wood framed walls with plaster on both sides.