Zillow Advice: Home Improvement - Is this a Load Bearing wall????! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate This was posted back in April. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ This was posted back in April. I'm anxious to see the after pictures. I bet it turned out great. Tue, 27 Jul 2010 18:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ 2010-07-27T18:57:00Z is the wall parallel or perpendicular ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ is the wall parallel or perpendicular to floor joists and roof trusses? Tue, 27 Jul 2010 17:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ 2010-07-27T17:57:00Z If nothing is directly above ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ If nothing is directly above it and there is nothing on the ceiling that is resting on it, it should be fine. Do some selective demolition on the ceiling next to the spindles and see if there floor joists from the floor above are resting on this. If the joists (or roof rafters) are running paralell to this wall you should be fine. If in doubt always check with an engineer. Tue, 27 Jul 2010 17:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ 2010-07-27T17:53:00Z No it is not a load bearing ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ No it is not a load bearing wall at all on your house it would be the front and back of the house walls! Usually with loading bearing walls you will see two and more studs together! But as always check with an engineer! Tue, 27 Jul 2010 05:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ 2010-07-27T05:59:00Z Wow. What nice demo work! ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ Wow. What nice demo work! I am no engineer, but it does not look bearing to me since the wood does not run the span of the wall and is just boxed in on the soffit instead. I think you're fine as long as you aren't planning to also remove the small return of the wall on the right since that might be bearing.<br/><br/>I can't wait to see it when it is done. Opening that up will make such a difference! Thu, 22 Apr 2010 13:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ 2010-04-22T13:41:00Z Here are 2 pics I took after ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ Here are 2 pics I took after taking off the drywall.&nbsp; Thoughts now?&nbsp; I think I am good to go as the top piece of wood doesn't go the whole length of the wall...&nbsp;&nbsp; Thanks everyone.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;<img uploadtype="new" imageid="X1-IA1757pipm8w235_j1hed" imagetype="8" src="http://images1.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i2/i4845/IS1757pipm7hhnn.jpg?op_sharpen=1&amp;qlt=90&amp;size=250,300"/><img uploadtype="new" imageid="X1-IA1757mlx35j5ap_ecx5p" imagetype="8" src="http://images3.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i2/i4845/IS1757mlx344kv7.jpg?op_sharpen=1&amp;qlt=90&amp;size=250,300"/> Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ 2010-04-22T09:47:00Z If the outside photo is showing ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ If the outside photo is showing the sliding door that we see in the room behind the spindle wall, it looks as though the rof rafters end up on wall above thatthe slider is in.<br/>If the wall of the second floor is directly on top of the spindle wall then you have some load there.&nbsp; It probably isn't much because the shear in the upper exterior wall will carry some of it to the exterior walls.&nbsp; The floor joists probably end up on the exterior wall that we see and they are paralell to the spindle wall (no load).<br/>It might cost you 2 hours time to have an architect or engineer actually look at it and it sounds as though this would be a good idea.&nbsp; this wold be so much cheaper than having to redo it later.&nbsp; Mon, 12 Apr 2010 18:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ 2010-04-12T18:14:00Z I doubt it is.Is there a ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ I doubt it is.<br/>Is there a second story wall "stacked" directly on top of this wall ? <br/>If not, then the only thing there might be is a roof brace to the ridge or a purlin.<br/><br/>The best way to reassure your self is to go up into the attic and make sure there is not a brace from this wall up to the roof.<br/>If there is you could always relocate the brace to another wall. <br/><br/>Depending on which way the ceiling joist run, there might also be a block helping to hold up the strongback on this wall.<br/><br/> Mon, 12 Apr 2010 17:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-a-Load-Bearing-wall/343355/ 2010-04-12T17:58:00Z