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
Here is a panorama of my living room and the wall I want to take down
Here is a pic of my living room and there are no other walls like it.
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!
Far more impostant to see what's below it.
Another wall, extra piers, any form of extra suppost.
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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