Removing a post in a wall

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Old 07-09-17, 10:44 AM
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I would like to remove a wall between a shower stall and a closet in order to make a bigger shower stall. This wall runs parallel to the roof trusses in the attic directly above and is not a bearing wall.

The perpendicular wall that contains the door of the closet and the shower stall, from which I would remove the circled part in the picture, is what I am wondering about. I went into the attic and noticed that some roof trusses run across the top of this wall. However, the trusses are not attached to this wall. They are attached with braces to a beam that runs parallel to this wall just a few inches away (see the picture taken from the top and showing the end of a truss, the top of the wall, and the beam). The trusses are nailed to the top of the wall but there is no real contact between trusses and wall (I was able to slide a business card between the trusses and top of wall). Also, there is no header above the closet door. Based on all this I think it should be ok to remove that post and wall, but I want to make very sure, of course. I would very much appreciate any input! Thanks!Name:  truss.jpg
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Old 07-09-17, 10:55 AM
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Couldn't see your pictures.

In the second picture where you've written wall looks lo be a load carrying beam.
That would make the piece you want to remove technically load bearing too.
 
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Thanks for your reply! I posted new, hopefully better, pictures. The trusses are attached to a beam that is not part of this wall (but runs parallel to it). The beam rests on two other load bearing walls. There is even a gap between the wall (from which I want to remove the post) and the trusses. Would it still be carrying any load? Thanks!
 
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