09:55AM | 06/19/05
Member Since: 06/18/05
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does this wall look safe to rip down? I'm not sure if it is load bearing or NOT.

Thanks,If you need more images I will upload. Thanks gain,,,,


06:28AM | 06/20/05
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi Harry, welcome to the forum.

This is NOT the kind of question you want to trust the Internet for an answer!

A structural engineer is the best bet. They can analyze the loads from footings to roof and give you an informed answer. Their calculations will give you peace of mind--as well as something to assure potential future buyers of a job done right.

At the very least, have a competent carpenter or contractor have a look at it. NOT ALL tradesmen will know--you'll want to ask one who's got serious remodeling experience.

Whatever you do, invest a few hundred dollars before you start. You don't wanna hear "ooooops" on this one.


-k2 in CO

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09:16AM | 06/21/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
694 lifetime posts
To which "wall" are your referring?

I see at least 4 "walls" in the picture.

The wall with the door frame can be taken down along with the framed wall on its side.

These are merely no load bearing partitions.

The painted wall to the right is a load bearing waall as is the carpeted "block" wall to the left.

Neither of these should be touched.


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