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I have recently bought a home in which there is a wall at right at the entrance of the foyer. Is there any way to tell if it is a load-bearing wall? I just want to get rid of it.

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Possible duplicate Are there ways to determine if a wall is load bearing? – BMitch Dec 30 '13 at 12:45
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I'd say it's almost certainly load bearing for one simple reason.

You've got what appears to be a beam running over the opening from the dining room to the hallway, and you don't have one going into the kitchen.

The fact that your dining/hall opening isn't floor to ceiling suggests strongly that the beam is running across that opening, which means it's running the depth of the house.

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Hi @Greebo, In this situation what is the best way to remove this type of wall ? – David Dec 30 '13 at 16:03
@David That's a great question, and you should ask it as such. Better than trying to hash it out in a comment discussion here. Thanks. – Robert Cartaino Dec 30 '13 at 16:55
Indeed. I'm not going to try to answer that question in comments. – The Evil Greebo Dec 30 '13 at 18:04
@ Greebo, I am writing another question for it. Thanks for answering this. – David Dec 30 '13 at 21:01
Added another question diy.stackexchange.com/questions/37319/… – David Dec 30 '13 at 21:05

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