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Posted on Shop Expansion. Is this a load bearing wall?

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#1 posted 10-16-2014 08:04 PM

It does not appear to be load bearing but it could be carrying some weight of the drywalled ceiling. it does appear to be the gable end of the existing building before the addition, gable ends are not load bearing except for the weight that is hanging directly on the framing. If you tear it out make sure to put a collar on the bottom of the rafters like the 2×6 running crossways in your 3rd picture or as a precaution you could run a header in place of the collar.

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