Removing an internal partition wall


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Old 05-27-19, 08:07 AM
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Post Removing an internal partition wall

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We want to remove an internal partition wall which is only made of two sheets of plasterboard which are glued together. The thickness of this wall is 6 cm.
The joists above run in the same direction as the wall.
Above the wall is the bathroom. The bath is directly above the wall which we want to remove & sits on a plywood board which spreads the weight over 2 or 3 joists.

I don't believe that this type partition wall would be used to support the weight of the bath but would like to ask the forum for advise.
 
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Old 05-27-19, 08:13 AM
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If the joists above run in the same direction then there is no way they could be load bearing. However keep in mind there may be water pipes or vent lines or electrical in this wall which would need to be relocated if the wall is removed.
 
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Old 06-03-19, 01:15 AM
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Thanks,
There is a light switch & a socket, not a problem & easy to relocate. water pipes go up on an opposite wall.
 
 

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