enter image description hereWould love some help determining if this wall is load bearing. Pics and blueprints attached.

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  • Can't read details of your blueprint, but distances are great enough that internal supports are needed. Suspect that load is carried downward via floor-to-ceiling columns – Phil Freedenberg Jul 12 at 2:01
  • Suzy, can you post a picture of the roof framing directly over the wall between the kitchen and dining? – Lee Sam Jul 16 at 4:19
  • Yes I'll grab a picture. Thanks all. – Suzy Jul 17 at 11:44

Nope, that's not a bearing wall if the only thing above it is manufactured roof trusses.

If it's a hand framed roof, then it might be.

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    What about two span trusses? – Lee Sam Jul 13 at 15:39
  • @LeeSam I doubt it. There would be a dropped beam in the foyer if these trusses were three point bearing. There isn't a reason for it to be, but sure anything is possible. We almost never use random interior walls for bearing for roof trusses. Exterior walls and the garage common wall are basically it, and girder trusses if we need to change the truss direction. – Dotes Jul 14 at 0:43
  • At 47’ plus overhangs, I doubt it’s a simple span...especially with a bonus room above. I’d be extra careful and I’d check for footings under those walls. – Lee Sam Jul 14 at 3:20
  • @LeeSam the bonus room is supported by room in attic trusses over the garage, not over the living space, so that doesn't come into play here. The length of the truss actually isn't a big deal, they'll just add piggy back trusses on the top to keep the height under 12' to be able to ship it over the road without pilot vehicles. 60' long trusses with only 2 bearing points work, so why wouldn't this? The bigger the triangle, the stronger it is. Haha You don't basically don't have to worry about spans with roof trusses. – Dotes Jul 14 at 13:47
  • Also, it'd be easier to go up in the attic and take pictures of the trusses over this wall to verify if it's bearing. Go up before or after the sun is up, attics are hot. That's the easiest way to confirm if the walls are needed or not. – Dotes Jul 14 at 20:36

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