Ripping out wall in kitchen


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Old 07-30-16, 11:33 AM
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Ripping out wall in kitchen

I've decided to open up my kitchen and knock out a small piece of the wall behind the sink. All was going well until I ran into these 2x4s next to each other. Should I be concerned about these being load bearing? And if so, any suggestions to work around it?

Sorry the pic is rotated. My house is a 1950s built rambler. thanks.

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Old 07-30-16, 12:01 PM
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I fixed your pic. When removing a wall or part of a wall you always have to worry about it being load bearing. In your case, I'd say you normally wouldn't have doubled up framing unless there was a reason for it. What direction to the ceiling joists above and floor joist below run. What is above and below that wall? Can you give a wider picture and a picture from the side?
 
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Old 07-30-16, 12:06 PM
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Yes, I would be concerned. Anytime you see doubled up or tripled up studs, you have to assume they were put there for a reason.
There's no quick answer, you might need a header. It would help to see a picture of the entire sink wall, taken from as far back as you can.
You also want to check what's above the post behind faucet.
 

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Old 07-30-16, 08:03 PM
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I jumped into the attic, and they are running perpendictular, so my guess is load-bearing. I think I'm just going to leave those alone.
 
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Old 07-30-16, 08:32 PM
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check what's above the post behind faucet.
When you were up there did you notice if the "post" was the drain vent.
 
 

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