Is this basement wall load bearing?

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Old 08-06-16, 10:34 AM
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Is this basement wall load bearing?

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My fiance just bought a house that was built in 1988. We are trying to take down a couple of walls in the basement, but since we are new to renovation we do not know what is load bearing. I have been fortunate enough to find the blueprints and I think all the walls down there were added after the fact.

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Old 08-06-16, 10:55 AM
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For some reason it wouldn't let me post the direct image of the plans, but here is the link.

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Old 08-06-16, 11:07 AM
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Which wall do you want to take down? That round pole is a column that is holding up a load bearing beam. That means that there is likely a center beam that is carrying the joists. this beam will run the entire length of the house down the center. While that walls may not be load, that beam is. There might be another column buried in the wall in the first picture.

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In the picture with the pool table, we are taking the wall directly straight ahead out completely. The closet to the left we are taking it down to a half wall and making it into a bar.
 
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I thought as much about the pole, but was not sure exactly how it was holding everything up. So there may be a beam in the wall straight ahead above the doorway?

Thanks for taking a look btw.
 
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Old 08-06-16, 11:28 AM
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Yes, I would suspect there is a beam above the door as it looks like that wall is in line with the column.
 
 

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