Is this load bearing?

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Old 06-14-14, 07:14 PM
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Is this load bearing?

We are remodeling our first floor, including the kitchen and this wall shown below with is just studs at the moment. We are trying to figure out if its a load bearing wall or if its just support for the kitchen ceiling. If it is load bearing, any idea on options for removing it to have the room be fully open? Or will we need to put in posts. Hopefully my pictures can help elaborate on the situation.

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Old 06-14-14, 07:32 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

This corner certainly looks load bearing.

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Old 06-14-14, 07:38 PM
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Need to see what is above to be certain but I would say that yes, it is load bearing because of the doubled studs holding up the beam and the doubled studs on the other end as well. In between the beam and the outer doubled studs may, and I stress, MAY, be able to be removed without danger.
 
 

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