thanks for taking a sec to read. I just bought a small house in which the ceiling joists in the Attic seem to change from east to west to north to south. I am wanting to remove part of a wall in which runs north to south with the north to south joists.
however, there is this interesting setup seen in the picture below that makes me think it may be bearing some sort of load even though it is running parallel with the joists.
If you see the tape measure is on top of this v configuration that lies on to of the north south beams
The wall runs in between the two 2x4s in the pic below right under the cross beam.
Any ideas? Thanks!