Load Bearing Wall? Kitchen remodel (pictures)


Old 07-23-18, 02:22 PM
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Load Bearing Wall? Kitchen remodel (pictures)

I will try to be brief. I am trying to open up the space in my kitchen and I want to be sure that I am not taking out a load bearing wall. The walls (drywall already knocked out) used to be a pantry, a recess for the refrigerator, and a closet. Home built in 1992.

I have pictures of the joists in the attic and supports in the basement. The walls in the kitchen appear to be framed out (as if built and then set in place) but they seam to align with the joist. I want to be certain that they are not bearing load.

Also, there is some odd frame work which dropped the attic down in one spot in the kitchen. I did my best to draw the floor plan in relation to joists and floor supports. (joists = green, floor support = red)

What does everyone think? Are they load bearing? Help greatly appreciated
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Old 07-23-18, 03:10 PM
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You have fink trusses which generally means interior walls are not load bearing. Can't tell anything from the other photos or figure out why the odd space is there.

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