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Old 07-08-2014, 04:17 PM   #1
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I have a cathedral ceiling and a partition wall


I am trying to determine if a partition wall is safe to eliminate. The house was built in 67 or 68, it has a partition wall which looks out of place. I would like to open up the living space. I am just not sure if the post going from the partition wall supports anything. My guess is that it does not but my guessing could be totally off.

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Old 07-08-2014, 06:13 PM   #2
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Can't tell if the post is supporting,but I doubt it---

My guess,without close ups of the beam attachment--it can be removed.
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I wouldn't think so, not much it could be holding at the peak
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Looks like the ceiling continues up. Could be a mid beam supporting 2 separate rafters. You can easily remove the wall but not the post, unless you remove sheetrock and finish wood to verify the beam. The posts at the ends of the beam must continue (also in the joist bays) to the foundation.
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No, the beam is at the highest point in the center. In the picture it does look like it continues up but actually it starts back down.
The entire post and wall will somewhat move or give with my tugging on it. When I think of a loadbearing wall I think it should be sturdy like a wall...am I right?
The foundation is a slab, could this be the reason they needed more support for the partition

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before I removed the column that goes up to the ridge beam I'd have someone knowledgeable such as a professional engineer evaluate the existing beam as to span and tributary loads to ensure its not supporting the beam. you need to see first hand when it comes to structure.

just my humble opinion ....
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