Insight on our load bearing wall?

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Old 07-15-19, 06:48 PM
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Insight on our load bearing wall?

Hello,

We are looking to open up our space and remove a wall. We believe it to be load bearing but were wondering if we can keep the post up or if we need to keep the whole wall. Ideally, we want to remove it but our beam seems to be made of 3 pieces of wood. We don't know much about this but at least got the drywall off to discover since the city told us that blueprints do not exist for our house.

We do not think we have trusses under our roof but can't get to the attic area where we have a vaulted ceiling.

Thanks for your help. Links to images are below.

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Old 07-15-19, 08:55 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

After you post a picture..... you need to see if it's there in your post. Your links are to a site that DIY does not allow. You can either post the name of the hosting site so we can retrieve them or post them directly to the board. Posting them to the board is the preferred method.
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Old 07-16-19, 02:21 AM
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We believe it to be load bearing
we want to remove it
We don't know much about this
Even without the pictures this post screams STOP!

You can not honestly expect an internet posting to solve what could be a structural disaster.

Walk, do not run to your local structural engineer or certified architect to get the right answer then post us back the happy conclusion!
 
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Marq1 -

We have a a structural engineer coming today, but was just hoping to get some knowledge before he came because we are not experienced and wanted to be more prepared. I would not base integrity of the structure of my home on a DIY internet forum.

Thanks anyways.
 
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