Removing Wall


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Old 03-08-19, 03:44 PM
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Removing Wall

Hello Experts,
I would like to know if this wall can be removed as marked. I am not touching the top part but wanted to see if i can remove the wall. On both ends as you can see it is supported.

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Old 03-08-19, 04:02 PM
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There is no way for us to know if it is load bearing unless you provide some pictures from the attic. And generally, structural advice is best given in person, not over the internet.

There can't be any electrical, plumbing or mechanical in that wall if you want to remove it. Looks like the thermostat would need to be moved for sure.
 
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Old 03-08-19, 06:30 PM
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Looks like a split level house. That center wall sure looks to be load bearing. Headers would exist on both ends over the existing openings, but the main span to be removed would not have a sufficient header to carry the load above. Can be done, but you probably need a structural engineer to guide you safely.
 
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Old 03-08-19, 07:07 PM
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What's directly below that wall..... a basement ? A basement with columns ?
 
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Old 03-10-19, 07:31 PM
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Thank you xSleeper, Czizi, Pete,
This is Bi-Level house and right underneath is the 1st floor of the Bi-Level House. I was not planning to remove the beam which is above the red line. Also right in front of the stairs the door way I am closing so it gives some extra support on one end and on other end as you can see in picture (left side wall) at end of the room there is already a support which is entrance of dining room.

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Old 03-10-19, 07:35 PM
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What exactly makes you think there is a beam above the red line? Me thinks you don't understand framing. Got a stud finder? Those are likely wall studs all the way to the ceiling. The only headers would be over your doorways.
 
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I'm with X that I doubt there is a beam but what you're proposing would likely require one and a structural engineer to tell you how big it needs to be.
 
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Old 03-11-19, 08:33 PM
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Hello XSleeper, Stickshift,
Yes you are right. I was just told that there is a beam by one of the contractor and i was not sure. But you guys confirmed and its better i get a structural engineer involved. Just to confirm i did some square cuts and removed the drywall and its not the beam.
And also at doorways were just the header. Thanks for your help to make me understand.
 
 

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