Can this wall be removed?


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Old 05-31-19, 11:34 AM
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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.

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Old 05-31-19, 11:58 AM
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Welcome to the forums! ....What is above that wall?
 
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Old 05-31-19, 12:19 PM
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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.
 
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Old 05-31-19, 12:35 PM
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Thanks @marksr. The house is one story, so above that wall is the ceiling and then i guess the attic and the roof.
 
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Have you looked at the framing above that wall in the attic? You need to know if it's supporting anything.
 
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Old 05-31-19, 02:41 PM
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Thanks @Pilot Dane and @marksr, I will go to attic to check it out.
 
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You never answered the question about the column. Is there a column in the wall or not?
 
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Old 06-05-19, 12:34 PM
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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
 
 

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