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Load bearing wall??? Can I take this down? W/ PICTURES.

Load bearing wall??? Can I take this down? W/ PICTURES.

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Old 01-14-14, 10:29 PM
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Smile Load bearing wall??? Can I take this down? W/ PICTURES.

I have a closet between my living room and kitchen. Any reason that you see why I couldn't take this down? I want to take it back to the side of the kitchen counter and then build a door flush to access the water heater. Thanks.
 
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Old 01-15-14, 04:21 AM
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What a funky place/design for a closet. Not being on site, we always recommend the services of a structural engineer to make determinations. With that disclaimer, it appears this closet has load bearing properties. There appears to be a beam type soffit that ends with the closet and needs vertical support.

Others will be along shortly to give further info, but plan on the engineer to give final blessings.
 
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Old 01-16-14, 11:56 AM
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Thanks for the reply Chandler. When you say "beam" are you referring to the one in the last picture that protrudes from the closet from the left?
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Old 01-16-14, 02:16 PM
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Actually I missed the stair landing. So yes, the entire square is load bearing for the landing corners. That's why the closet exists.
 
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Old 01-16-14, 11:35 PM
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I see what you mean now, thanks Chandler.
 
 

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