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Proud-Initiative7545 OP t1_iyd1s6b wrote

How do you tell if it’s structural?


ExoticButters79 t1_iyd24co wrote

Have a structural engineer evaluate. If you just don't want to go the proper route. If that is a beam that it is holding up then it is load bearing. You need to know the type and size of beam and what distance it can span without support. Also if there is livable space above this then that changes calculations because of the live and dead loads that beam must support.


FeralCJ7 t1_iyd50w2 wrote

Easiest way is to remove it and see what happens.

Best way is to have a structural engineer inspect it.