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Old 06-07-2016, 07:11 AM   #1
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Identifying Load Bearing Posts


We took down a pony wall to the load bearing posts (3 2x4's nailed together). We are now taking down an L shaped wall about 15 feet from the load bearing post. There is a load bearing post (3 2x4's nailed together). About 3 feet from that post was a pocket door frame. When I took down the door frame I found 2 2x4's nailed together with another 2x4 that was part of the door frame but not attached to the 2 2x4's. Could this be a load bearing post? How do I know. I do not think it is but my husband thinks it might be. Can anyone help?
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Might need a picture.
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Thanks. I will try to get a picture tomorrow.
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Min I'd want to see how the floor and ceiling/roof are tied to that post. This is not easy on a photo, though some are obvious. Either trust your instinct (everybody is somewhat aware of gravity) or look for an old carpenter.
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