I would like to remove a wall and am 80% sure it is non load bearing. I would appreciate any input into whether or not I am missing something. I have a two story 1920's "solid brick" home (exterior brick walls are load bearing). The wall in question is on the first floor and runs parallel to the floor joists. It has a large opening for pocket doors. By removing the pocket doors I can visibly see that the wall studs are attached to the floor and ceiling joists. I cannot however tell if they continue beyond the ceiling joists. There is another wall directly above the one in question, so it's possible the 1st floor wall and 2nd floor wall share common studs. Lastly, if the wall is not load bearing, but has common studs with the 2nd floor wall, what precautions do I need to take when removing the wall? Thanks in advance.