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Old 04-07-2010, 09:11 PM   #1
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Can this interior wall be removed?


I am remodeling my post and beam structure mid-century ranch house, and came across an interior wall which I want to remove, Obviously, I am still going to leave the center post there to support the big beam. However, after removing part of the drywall,I am not sure if this whole wall is used for any load bearing and especially lateral support purpose, Any suggestion on what I should do? Thanks a lot.
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One more picture looking at the other side of the wall
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And the whole span of the living room, you can see the post and beam structure.
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It appears to be giving a lot of diagonal shear for that end of the big room with a 1x4 let-in to the wall, possibly one on the other end also. I would contact a Structural Engineer for liability advice for your Home-owners Insurance coverage.

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thanks Gary, Yes, that 1x4 let-in brace is non-trivial. I will consider contacting an structural engineer
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