I'm remodeling an old early 1900s home that is balloon framed. I removed the subfloor so I could get to the crawl space and run new utilities. I noticed the floor joists are in really bad shape and decided they need to be replaced.
Since the home is balloon famed, meaning, the exterior walls consists of a stone foundation, with a large wood beam on top of the foundation, and then the studs sit on that wood beam. Therefore, none of the floor joists are supporting the exterior walls. The floor joists are notched into the exterior beam.
Would it be fine if I removed all of the floor joists? So it will essentially be an empty shell of a house? None of the interior walls are load bearing, just the exterior.