Can anyone give me some thoughts...
I am in the process of installing a header over a 9' span in my house (removing a wall). I don't know for sure if it is a load bearing wall or not.
I have been told by a few people that 2-2x8's with 1/2" plywood sandwiched together (screwed & glued) would be fine.
What I do know is that this wall runs down the middle of the house (with the peak of the roof), with a distance of 10' from both the front and back sides of the house. The main floor "under this wall" has a beam of 3-2x8's held up by pillars everr 4' or so. This beam is pretty much directly under the wall I removed....which I am currently supporting by a false wall.
Here is the roof supports. Any way to tell if there are truss that are supporting the entire roof?