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How do I know if a wall is loadbearing?

How do I know if a wall is loadbearing?

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Old 02-28-01, 05:59 AM
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I am preparing to remodel, turning 2 bedrooms into one. In between the two rooms are closets,which I need to remove. However I need to know if this wall is a loadbearing wall. How can I know if it is? Thank You.
 
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Old 03-08-01, 10:00 AM
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You need to see if the ceiling joists are running parallel or perpendicular to the wall in question. If they are parallel, the wall is not load supporting. If perpendicular, assume it is load supporting. Use a stud finder to determine the joist direction.
 
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