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jdhandy 01-10-2009 10:48 PM

Load Bearing Closet?
 
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I have attached a few images of a closet in my home. The closet is near the center of my house and is part of the original structure. The wall (with door)included the is perpendicular to the front of the house is about 9 feet long. The portion of the wall, that is parallel to the front of the house (with door), that I would like to remove is about 3 feet long. The house is a cape cod built in 1948 and did not originally have anything in the attic (though it does now). The rafters in the attic are parallel to the 9 foot wall. There was a wall parallel to the front of the house (perp. to the 9 foot wall) that is also directly above the beams in the basement. Part of that wall was removed at some point (But must have been reinforced somehow, according to neighbors with the same type house that wall is a load bearing wall).
I am looking to remove the beams and would like to know if either of the walls are load bearing or if the corner beam is load bearing. Any advice would be helpful.
I'm sure you will have questions so please ask.

Thanks!


jdhandy 01-10-2009 10:48 PM

Load Bearing Closet?
 
5 Attachment(s)

I have attached a few images of a closet in my home. The closet is near the center of my house and is part of the original structure. The wall (with door)included the is perpendicular to the front of the house is about 9 feet long. The portion of the wall, that is parallel to the front of the house (with door), that I would like to remove is about 3 feet long. The house is a cape cod built in 1948 and did not originally have anything in the attic (though it does now). The rafters in the attic are parallel to the 9 foot wall. There was a wall parallel to the front of the house (perp. to the 9 foot wall) that is also directly above the beams in the basement. Part of that wall was removed at some point (But must have been reinforced somehow, according to neighbors with the same type house that wall is a load bearing wall).
I am looking to remove the beams and would like to know if either of the walls are load bearing or if the corner beam is load bearing. Any advice would be helpful.
I'm sure you will have questions so please ask.

Thanks!


jdhandy 01-10-2009 10:48 PM

Load Bearing Closet?
 
5 Attachment(s)

I have attached a few images of a closet in my home. The closet is near the center of my house and is part of the original structure. The wall (with door)included the is perpendicular to the front of the house is about 9 feet long. The portion of the wall, that is parallel to the front of the house (with door), that I would like to remove is about 3 feet long. The house is a cape cod built in 1948 and did not originally have anything in the attic (though it does now). The rafters in the attic are parallel to the 9 foot wall. There was a wall parallel to the front of the house (perp. to the 9 foot wall) that is also directly above the beams in the basement. Part of that wall was removed at some point (But must have been reinforced somehow, according to neighbors with the same type house that wall is a load bearing wall).
I am looking to remove the beams and would like to know if either of the walls are load bearing or if the corner beam is load bearing. Any advice would be helpful.
I'm sure you will have questions so please ask.

Thanks!


jdhandy 01-10-2009 10:48 PM

Load Bearing Closet?
 
5 Attachment(s)

I have attached a few images of a closet in my home. The closet is near the center of my house and is part of the original structure. The wall (with door)included the is perpendicular to the front of the house is about 9 feet long. The portion of the wall, that is parallel to the front of the house (with door), that I would like to remove is about 3 feet long. The house is a cape cod built in 1948 and did not originally have anything in the attic (though it does now). The rafters in the attic are parallel to the 9 foot wall. There was a wall parallel to the front of the house (perp. to the 9 foot wall) that is also directly above the beams in the basement. Part of that wall was removed at some point (But must have been reinforced somehow, according to neighbors with the same type house that wall is a load bearing wall).
I am looking to remove the beams and would like to know if either of the walls are load bearing or if the corner beam is load bearing. Any advice would be helpful.
I'm sure you will have questions so please ask.

Thanks!


jdhandy 01-10-2009 10:48 PM

Load Bearing Closet?
 
5 Attachment(s)

I have attached a few images of a closet in my home. The closet is near the center of my house and is part of the original structure. The wall (with door)included the is perpendicular to the front of the house is about 9 feet long. The portion of the wall, that is parallel to the front of the house (with door), that I would like to remove is about 3 feet long. The house is a cape cod built in 1948 and did not originally have anything in the attic (though it does now). The rafters in the attic are parallel to the 9 foot wall. There was a wall parallel to the front of the house (perp. to the 9 foot wall) that is also directly above the beams in the basement. Part of that wall was removed at some point (But must have been reinforced somehow, according to neighbors with the same type house that wall is a load bearing wall).
I am looking to remove the beams and would like to know if either of the walls are load bearing or if the corner beam is load bearing. Any advice would be helpful.
I'm sure you will have questions so please ask.

Thanks!



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