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Is this a Load Bearing Wall? Please Help

Is this a Load Bearing Wall? Please Help

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Old 05-20-17, 11:11 AM
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Is this a Load Bearing Wall? Please Help

Hey guys! Could you please let me know if the wall in the pictures below is a load bearing wall? I would like to remove that wall in order to have more cabinet space. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Old 05-20-17, 11:37 AM
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Welcome to the forums! If it weren't bearing a load, there would be no need for 4 studs laminated together. Go directly below this wall and see if there is another one or a footing and foundation with support going to the ground. What is above this wall?
 
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Old 05-20-17, 02:05 PM
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I remodel kitchens and have seen walls like this. I would agree with Larry and say this is a load bearing wall, more specifically a load bearing post.

My guess is directly above this is a second story with an exterior wall that is inset from the first story.
Either that or an upstairs that has significant weight in that specific area and the post is supporting a large beam.
 
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Old 05-20-17, 07:15 PM
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Thank you very much, chandler and Handyone! I really appreciate it!

I apologize for the lack of information in my original post. Yes, it is a two story house. Above this wall is one of the smaller rooms on the second floor. The wall is about in the middle.
A friend of mine advised me to go to the city hall and ask for the plan of the house and I am going to on Monday morning. Previous owners did not give me the plan. Once it is in my hand, I will post it here if you can see what happens.

Thank you very much again!
And have a great weekend!
 
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Old 05-20-17, 08:49 PM
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You might want to skip going to the city until you plan to actually do anything.
I would call an architect referral service, an architect won't cost as much as you might think (to calculate only, no plans).

You can draw a rough floor plan of the first and second story and they will ask a few simple questions and tell you right off the bat if this is feasible.
 
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