Good afternoon, we are in process of renovating a small apartment that has been gut renovated in 2000. We want to move a door position 40" to the right and install a pocket door instead. The metal studs we need to remove are not layed directly on the floor but have some kind of wood support at the bottom. we do not know if the wall is load bearing or not.

Attached are the pictures.

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    There are no pictures attached, you seemed to have picked up only the text placeholders for the images, perhaps through copy-and-paste.
    – Johnny
    Jan 12, 2016 at 1:51
  • It they're metal studs, they aren't likely to be load bearing.
    – Octopus
    Dec 19, 2016 at 21:43

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Look in the attic and see which direction your rafters run. If the wall runs parallel to the rafters then generally it is a non-load bearing wall. If it runs perpendicular to the rafters then it may be load bearing.

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