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how do I determine load bearing walls

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07-20-01, 02:17 PM   #1  
I recently purchased a home that had a temporary wall put up to divide the living room. I have found out from the neighbors that the living room was originally running parallel to this wall and that there used to be a permanent wall in that spot, that made a bedroom. I have removed the temporary wall, and would now like to remove the wall that divided the original living room, to make a large "L" shaped room. I'm not sure I can remove this second wall, because then there would be no walls supporting the back corner of the house. It is a small house under 1000 sq. ft, and at some point the house has been without one wall or the other, but never both. Any suggestions on if this is possible?

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07-20-01, 04:25 PM   #2  
Hi ace15,any wall that runs perpendicular to your ceiling joist is load bearing and cant be removed.

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