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Old 08-16-2016, 05:41 PM   #1
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This isn't load bearing, is it?


Hi all, I am looking for a few opinions on whether people think this is a load bearing wall. From what I can tell it's not, and the other people I have consulted agree. Before I go ahead and start taking it down, I was hoping for some others to chime in.

As you can see from the pictures this part of the house has a cathedral ceiling. Based on what I know about cathedral ceilings the load bearing walls are usually the outer walls, and sometimes the middle carries load as well.

We have a wall and support beams down the middle at the peak of the roof. Which is continued into the basement with another beam. The wall that I am looking at removing runs perpendicular to the center beam, and parallel to the floor joists below. It seems to me like it's just a partition wall, but thought I would post some pictures while I have the drywall off.

Here is the wall in question.

Here is a close up of the top plate of the wall.

Here is the floor joist cavity below. No beam, but one floor joist to help carry the weight of the wall.


So based on this, what do you think? I appreciate your opinion.

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Old 08-16-2016, 07:47 PM   #2
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Re: This isn't load bearing, is it?


One more picture with all the drywall down.


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Re: This isn't load bearing, is it?


Most likely not but you really need someone that knows what there doing to be onsite to look it over.
No way on any website can anyone do but guess, really want to rely on a guess on your home?
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:14 AM   #4
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Re: This isn't load bearing, is it?


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Apparently not.
Apparently not, what? Wall has been removed and all is good, no load above it.
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