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I just made a passthrough cut through this wall...is it load bearing

I just made a passthrough cut through this wall...is it load bearing


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Old 10-12-14, 06:54 AM
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I just made a passthrough cut through this wall...is it load bearing

Someone told me because of this location this wall may be weight bearing. The wall is made with regular single 2x4 spaced about 18" apart. House is a 2 story made in 2009.
 
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Old 10-12-14, 09:55 AM
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This could very well be load bearing, especially with what looks like a stairway directly to the left.
You should consult a local structural engineer or architect to come out and look at building.
If you really want the pass-through, maybe they can suggest opening up entire wall, placing a header or beam above the opening. They can also detail how header is secured and supported at ends.
In the meantime, I would temporarily support ceiling:

1) Place a 2 x 6 on floor, as close to the cut-out wall as possible (outside of ceiling register)
2) Place a 2 x 6 on ceiling, plumb with floor 2 x 6
3) Wedge (3 or 4) 2 x 6's vertically between the bottom and top plates.
 
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Old 10-12-14, 04:55 PM
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So, there is no way to tell from pictures? I asked a contractor and they told me is doesn't seem like it. They said the wall next to the stair case seems like its load bearing.
 
 

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