Load bearing partition wall

Reply

  #1  
Old 01-22-18, 07:06 PM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 4
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Load bearing partition wall

Hey all, I'm planning a kitchen remodel and a part of it is removing this hideous wall. I'm mostly sure it's not load bearing, but it does run perpendicular to the ceiling joists so I'm a little worried. Can anyone tell by looking at this if it's load bearing or not? If not how can I check short of gutting all the drywall first?

Thanks!
David
 
Attached Images  
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-22-18, 07:11 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 26,226
Received 723 Votes on 669 Posts
It would not be possible for a wall to be load bearing if it doesn't even touch the ceiling.
 
  #3  
Old 01-22-18, 07:12 PM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 4
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Here is another view, there are no obvious columns or beams or anything.
 
Attached Images  
  #4  
Old 01-22-18, 07:15 PM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 4
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
That's my fervent hope, but I was worried that it was a lateral support of some kind due to the vaulted ceiling.
 
  #5  
Old 01-22-18, 07:57 PM
P
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 24,053
Received 689 Votes on 636 Posts
If it's not touching the ceiling, it's not load bearing. There may be structure inside the adjoining walls where your half wall meets but the section that only goes part way up is not load bearing. Just remember when doing demo that there can be electrical wiring or plumbing in there somewhere so don't go crazy like TV show.
 
  #6  
Old 01-22-18, 10:00 PM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 4
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thanks for the help, looking forward to conservatively wrecking this thing then.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: