How to Remove a Load-Bearing Wall | This Old House

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This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to safely cut open up a wall. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)
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Shopping List for How to Remove a Load-Bearing Wall:
– 2x4s [https://amzn.to/2WOvcEx], for bracing ceiling above
– 2x8s [https://amzn.to/2w5zawY] and filler strips, used to build new header
– construction adhesive [https://amzn.to/2JSjCox], for adhering new framing to wall
– assorted drywall screws [https://amzn.to/2YzTJhm] and common nails [https://amzn.to/2HAnuYd]

Tools for How to Remove a Load-Bearing Wall:
– hammer [https://amzn.to/2HxNQds]
– reciprocating saw [https://amzn.to/2YEZOJn], used to cut opening in wall
– power miter saw [https://amzn.to/2HpDBJx], used to cut lumber to length
– drill/driver [https://amzn.to/2VvOsp8], used to drive screws
– caulking gun [https://amzn.to/2WReFQb], for applying construction adhesive
– wet/dry vacuum [https://amzn.to/2w5iGEZ], used to collect saw dust

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