Partition Under Load Bearing Beam

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Old 10-21-19, 07:23 AM
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Partition Under Load Bearing Beam

I have a 48" partition wall underneath and 18' span that I would like to remove. There is, what I am assuming to be, a load-bearing beam made up of 3 2x8s. Would this beam be in danger of sagging if this partition is removed? Or are there any other issues that could arise if I attempt this?



 
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Old 10-21-19, 07:44 AM
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Yes it's likely it would sag since its overspanned and undersized to begin with.
 
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What is this wall made off? Just looks like 1 inch thick wood panels from the picture
 
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