bearing wall

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Noun1.bearing wall - any wall supporting a floor or the roof of a buildingbearing wall - any wall supporting a floor or the roof of a building
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
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The building needed a street presence, but misplaced loading docks and switchgear room, an entry five feet above grade, insufficient elevators, excess stairwells and a 12-story bearing wall each stood in the way.
Seattle architect Richard Fisher designed the queen-size bed-really just a box of 3/4-inch plywood-to fit between two support columns from a bearing wall opened up in a remodel.
In examples where this central bearing wall was extended to the ridge line, only half the attic is exposed, and the central wall carries more of the roof load.
A bearing wall carries weight from floors and/or roof above, while a partition wall merely separates two rooms.
* Holes in bearing wall studs (exterior and interior walls that bear the weight of the roof and/or other stories above) may not exceed 40 percent of the width of the stud.
Dunn--like others who spoke at the hearing--wants the code to prohibit future WTC-like structures (which consisted of a hollow tube bearing wall with long truss floors.)
You have to know two things before tearing out a wall: First, you need to know whether it's a bearing wall, and second, what's inside it.
And it's impossible to know which until you answer two questions: (1) Is it a bearing wall? and (2) What's inside the wall?
Our wall was an easy one to remove: It wasn't a bearing wall and contained no plumbing, electrical or heating lines.
The masonry bearing wall and concrete plank building has 126 units ranging in size from 450 to 850 square feet, providing studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.
A bearing wall is meant not only to divide rooms, but more importantly, support everything above it.
Do-it-yourselfers usually have to calculate beam sizes for two types projects: deck building and installing a header for a larger window or door in a bearing wall Wig.