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Old 01-23-2008, 09:27 PM  
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Default Opening up kitchen n dining room.. can i take this post out?

Im in the middle of opening up my kitchen and dining room, took the walls out already, but im unsure if i can take the last post out... possible load bearing not 100% sure. i attatched pics to help





The chimney is on the other side of the wall on the right in the below picture. if that helps



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No way, at least not by what I think I see. You should have a contractor take a look before proceeding.



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Old 01-23-2008, 09:55 PM  
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here i took better pics,



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the 2x6's in the pic in the middle run from outside wall to past the chimney wall.. so my guess is thats it holds nothing because there is a beam up there

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What is directly above these 2 walls? Take some pics but no one here will tell you you can take it out because we are not there. You really need someone to look at this in person just to make sure you can or can't.

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nothing. take a look at the roof pic from outside.

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I agree with Daryl. A professional should see it in person.. Its hard enough to determine bearing walls with standard framing. From what i see in the pics there is Nothing standard about that framing.

The rule of thumb is you look in the attic and look for any roof supports that connect to the ceiling joists. make sure none of the ceiling joists end over the wall and make sure there is no overly long ceiling joists.

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As far as I can tell that's just where the three walls meet. Not load bearing because all that's above it is the roof, which I have to assume has rafters that run from ridge to the exterior wall. I guess I could be wrong, but it looks like just part of those non-load bearing walls. I have no idea what that is popping through the roof, but it looks like a leak waiting to happen.

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Im trying to figure out the layout of the house.

It looks like that wall is where the 2 different roofs meet. if that is the case that is definatily a bearing wall. all the rafters are coming down on that wall. it was probably an exterior wall at one time. you probaby shouldnt of took out what you did without a header.

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As far as I can tell that's just where the three walls meet. Not load bearing because all that's above it is the roof, which I have to assume has rafters that run from ridge to the exterior wall. I guess I could be wrong, but it looks like just part of those non-load bearing walls. I have no idea what that is popping through the roof, but it looks like a leak waiting to happen.
This is what I meant by its almost impossible to you without being there.
I am not picking on you ToolGuy, just useing your post as a example so please don't take it personal.


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