Moving load bearing wall 6 feet?

I’m expanding our laundry room. It shares a common wall with the garage, so I’m basically “bumping it out” into the garage. I’m 99% sure that the house/garage wall is load bearing, but with the bump-out, I can transfer the load to the new house/garage wall that will be about 6 feet out. Is this acceptable? Will the load “transfer” okay? I’d hate to have a header in the middle of the new laundry room, […]

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Moving load bearing wall 6 feet?

I’m expanding our laundry room. It shares a common wall with the garage, so I’m basically “bumping it out” into the garage. I’m 99% sure that the house/garage wall is load bearing, but with the bump-out, I can transfer the load to the new house/garage wall that will be about 6 feet out. Is this acceptable? Will the load “transfer” okay? I’d hate to have a header in the middle of the new laundry room, […]

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Siding replacement issues on new home

I recently found dry rod in my lapped siding on the very bottom piece near the base of the house near the grass. have been searching for replacement siding and anyone who has knowledge of how to replace 1 – 3 sectional lapped siding on a home since there is only 1 piece that needs repair. So far Home Depot is unhelpful. Is there anyone here who has any advise? – Reach behind the siding […]

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