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Hello I would like to remove the wall from our family room to kitchen. The wall that I circled in yellow. How can I tell from this blueprint if it is a load bearing wall?

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    It's a 22' + wall @ the center of your structure. You should assume it is.
    – noybman
    Jan 16, 2019 at 5:32
  • Which way are the floor joists going? Jan 16, 2019 at 5:49
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    We would also need to see the second floor and see what it could be supporting. Jan 16, 2019 at 10:01

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I wouldn't trust a random individual on the internet to correctly identify bearing walls. There are general guidelines for identifying bearing walls, but many exceptions to the rules.

Get a competent person in your house to look at the structure. From there, you can figure out the engineering.

quote from https://diy.stackexchange.com/a/75057/2025


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