A reader's General Construction question: Propping wall?
Sid C. from Durban , South Africa had this Propping wall question.Hi Bill. Great site. My problem is finding the best solution to propping roof trusses.I am taking out existing windows and adding larger sliding doors etc.Ie making the opening larger.I have to add new bigger lintels and knock out a bigger opening on main load bearing wall.
Can i prop on inside of wall under truss...will that be sufficeint?
The other problem is how do i stop the wall section above existing lintel from caving in(besides propping)bearing in mind i have to remove a few rows higher than before because new sliding doors are going to be higher than the standard 2,1m.Thanks Sid
Hi Sid, I wouldn't bother propping the trusses at an internal wall, but I'd definitely run a row of props with a decent top plate as close as practical to the outside wall.
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