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renntecher 02-04-2013 01:49 AM

Load bearing wall?
 
Hi all was wondering if someone can give me their opinion in a wall that I am looking to tear down.

I know that my wall is perpendicular to the wall I want to taken down but does it mean that it is a load bearing wall?

The width of the house is 180 inches and the wall is about 60 inches away from the exterior wall ( brick wall of the house).

Here is the wall I want to take down
https://www.dropbox.com/sc/pt1f38oc94inn7g/LI0jksp2fl

Here is a panorama of my living room and the wall I want to take down

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/586e8l19k8m0c59/yRHDvGyhQw

Here is a pic of my living room and there are no other walls like it.

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/vj5l20wfzwrm1i0/zwbLDNKB0w

I checked that joists run the entire width of the house without having to connect to joists together ( no splicing).

I read somewhere that you can check whether this is load bearing by inspecting the attic. Can someone elaborate on some details for that?

Also, I can check if the top part of that wall is a header, if it turns out that it is not a header can I safely tear it down?

Thanks for your help!

joecaption 02-04-2013 02:28 AM

Far more impostant to see what's below it.
Another wall, extra piers, any form of extra suppost.

renntecher 02-04-2013 02:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1109090)
Far more impostant to see what's below it.
Another wall, extra piers, any form of extra suppost.

I do see another wall pretty close to where the wall offset from the brick wall.

I can take a picture from the basement. The ceiling is a bit exposed there. Anyway I can tell if the wall is right on top of another or is only way to do it measure it from the brick wall?


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