load bearing wall

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Posted by: from Cleveland
4/21/2011 at 10:07:42 PM

i have a partial wall between my kitchen and family room that has spindels i would like to remove them. how can i tell if it is load bearing or not.

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Date/Time4/21/2011 at 11:30:55 PM

Take a direct look above the ceiling level (drywall), what is directing on top of that wall?

Number one: Consider hiring a structural engineer, before removing any walls, etc.

Rudy Nino / SA Building & Remodeling, Co.

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Date/Time4/28/2011 at 3:31:56 PM

If you have a basement go down and check to see if there is a steel I-beam and steel poles holding the I-beam up. If that beam is under the wall than that would be, And if not you should be good to go.

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Lewis in
Date/Time4/2/2014 at 9:07:45 AM

See if the ceiling has any beams or not. Anyways you can never be sure enough without a structural engineer.

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