Can this wall be removed?

Reply

  #1  
Old 05-31-19, 10:34 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 3
Can this wall be removed?

I would like to remove this wall. But I am not sure if itís a load-bearing wall. Especially the column in the red area. The column located in the middle of the house. There is any way can make sure about it? Thanks.

Name:  w1.jpg
Views: 48
Size:  35.3 KB

Name:  w2.jpg
Views: 50
Size:  30.8 KB

Name:  w3.jpg
Views: 47
Size:  29.6 KB

Name:  w4.jpg
Views: 45
Size:  50.6 KB

Name:  w5.jpg
Views: 45
Size:  29.6 KB

Name:  w6.jpg
Views: 46
Size:  42.9 KB
 

Last edited by PJmax; 05-31-19 at 11:33 AM. Reason: resized pictures
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-31-19, 10:58 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 45,736
Upvotes Received: 73
Welcome to the forums! ....What is above that wall?
 
  #3  
Old 05-31-19, 11:19 AM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 20,375
Upvotes Received: 141
You say column and circled the end of the wall. Is there a column inside the end of the wall?

If there is a steel column inside the end of your wall then it is probably load bearing and can NOT be removed without consulting with a Engineer. If you just have a normal wall with 2x4 studs inside then you need to investigate further. First is to go into the attic and see if your ceiling joists run parallel or perpendicular to the wall and look for any other structure going to that area.
 
  #4  
Old 05-31-19, 11:35 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 3
Thanks @marksr. The house is one story, so above that wall is the ceiling and then i guess the attic and the roof.
 
  #5  
Old 05-31-19, 11:37 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 45,736
Upvotes Received: 73
Have you looked at the framing above that wall in the attic? You need to know if it's supporting anything.
 
  #6  
Old 05-31-19, 01:41 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 3
Thanks @Pilot Dane and @marksr, I will go to attic to check it out.
 
  #7  
Old 06-01-19, 04:10 AM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 20,375
Upvotes Received: 141
You never answered the question about the column. Is there a column in the wall or not?
 
  #8  
Old 06-05-19, 11:34 AM
Member In Good Standing
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 149
Upvotes Received: 3
From what I understand, if the joists are running parallel to the wall, it is not load bearing. If the joists are perpendicular , it is likely to be load bearing
 
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
Display Modes