Load bearing wall or not

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Old 11-06-19, 08:04 AM
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Load bearing wall or not

Hi there. Recently purchased 1950s home that has a wall separating kitchen and dining. Looking to open the space as the home is small. The wall currently has a doorway opening and small pass through cut out with no header in place, only double top plate. No electrical or plumbing to relocate. It is a single story home and looking in from the attic the midline of the home has a 2x12 running through the middle above the joists. Directly over the wall, which is several feet towards front of home away from midline, the joists do run perpendicular to the studs, however, none of the roof bears down over wall. There is weird bracing for the roof throughout, none of which are over the wall I want to remove. Yes I am aware a contractor/structural engineer is recommended here. I am pretty confident the wall is not load bearing from what I have seen just wanted a second opinion like many other posters here. Doing this myself while working a full time job and paying for everything out of pocket; paying for some contractor to look at it is my last resort. Thanks for any thoughts yall may have!
 
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Old 11-06-19, 02:25 PM
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Hard to say without seeing but it doesn't sound like it's load bearing. What is directly below that wall?
pics could be helpful https://www.doityourself.com/forum/e...-pictures.html
 
 

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