Hello to all. Looking for a little reno advice on removal of a load bearing wall. As it stands there is one issue that we know of as we had removed some dry wall to see what we would be in for. There is a toilet waste pipe running from the upstairs bathroom down in between this wall and back to the stack.
Other noticable things are bathroom heat vents which we would disconnect because bathrooms are small. Seemed silly to have them.
Also a lil electrical rerouting which is no issue there. This wall seems to rest on an ibeam directly below which is supported by 2 steel post in the basement.
Our realtor said this would not add and value to the house (lol okkkkk) but we like the open concept idea.
This wall is running about 18ft and seperated the living room from the hallway which drives wifey nutts because it makes the room dark. Main issue redirecting the 4 in waste line I guess.
First off make sure you have a Structural Engineer to ensure your new beam spanning the opening is the correct size. They will offer detailed project description and necessary drawings. Once installed before the drywall goes on they will inspect and approve.
If you build a bulkhead to incorporate your beam you can re-locate your ABS drain and HVAC through the new bulkhead and next to the beam. You will most likely have to open the ceiling in the basement to access and re-direct.
This summer a Kitchen/Dining wall we removed had en-suite plumbing and 5 HVAC ducts, central vac, wiring, etc to re-locate. All was possible with the correct size bulkhead and side walls
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