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How to Remove a Load-Bearing Wall

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to safely cut open up a wall. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX246eSp-34&index=16&list=PLkJADc1qDrr-ZmCu0t_YNmTXHVt80JDyE How to Frame Out Basement Walls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i48Tdi4H1TY How to Create an Interior Door Opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_tX79jtcaQ How to Repair Plaster Walls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4D0sESi5So Watch the How-To Videos playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV 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 Follow This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/
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