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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: Full episode: How to Frame Out Basement Walls: How to Create an Interior Door Opening: How to Repair Plaster Walls: Watch the How-To Videos playlist: Shopping List for How to Remove a Load-Bearing Wall: - 2x4s [], for bracing ceiling above - 2x8s [] and filler strips, used to build new header - construction adhesive [], for adhering new framing to wall - assorted drywall screws [] and common nails [] Tools for How to Remove a Load-Bearing Wall: - hammer [] - reciprocating saw [], used to cut opening in wall - power miter saw [], used to cut lumber to length - drill/driver [], used to drive screws - caulking gun [], for applying construction adhesive - wet/dry vacuum [], used to collect saw dust Follow This Old House: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: G+: Instagram: Tumblr:
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