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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:08 pm 
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Hello Everyone

I am after a tad of advice really regarding the removal of a chimney breast. I want to open up my dining room to create more space.

I have so far ripped down the ceiling and commenced proceedings but before going any further I thought I would get some advice.

I will add some pictures to help but nearly all of the joists run across the room from one supporting wall and into the external wall. I am happy the chimney breast is not supporting these joists. The final 3 joists on the left appear to have been cut short and then nailed to a joist stub which is into the external wall. The chimney breast appears to be supporting these last 3 joists. Obviously I want to remove the breast so need a work around so that I can support these joists.

Shown in the picture is the first one I have supported, by putting a sister joist next to it and bolting it to the existing joist and also the stub which is located in the external wall. I intend to do the same for the other 2, but wanted to get some advice before doing so.

Do you guys think this is sufficient to support these final 3 joists and the room above?

What other methods if not would you recommend?

I will upload some photos and if you need any more info or photos please ask.

Thanks very much in advanced.


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please show photos of the chimney breast above the floor and below the floor and show whole c/breast wall in both rooms.
whats that opening behind the acrow prop?
does the rest of the c/breast run up to a roof chimney stack?
is that a gas or water pipe running across the joists?


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Hello Wes56

Thanks for your reply.

Things have changed now and the wife has decided she wants to keep the fireplace after uncovering the original Georgian one. Looks like I don't have to worry about the joists for now :huray:
Thanks though

John


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