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You hit it on the nose! It is indeed The Springs - my cousins also own a place there and I did my first remodel to their home. However, it was easier as the flat roof dropped about 2-feet lower than the mansard and I used ties to resist the uplift on the mansard. Also I did not have three levels of ceilings until I got into the kitchen/dining area and had some decent existing drawings.
Thanks Joe, it gave me what I wanted to hear - as you remember, simply removing the three walls (or at least two of the walls) leading from the living room through the recessed alcove to the patio requirs almost a complete tear down and rebuild in the living room. I will follow what you did as I do believe this is the most conservative approach. I should have thought to ask you first :>)
Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving to you.
Dennis S. Wish, PE
California Professional Engineer
Structural Engineering Consultant

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From: "Jnapd(--nospam--at)" <Jnapd(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 6:40:06 PM
Subject: Re: Embarrassingly dumb question

Sounds like The Springs Country Club.  We have work on 4 or 5 units over the years. We used worst loading simple support. It was hard to determine who was up 1st,  2nd and 3rd in regard to the supports.
Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA

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