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Determining if a wall is load bearing

Posted by Kevin on March 15th, 2003 07:49 AM
In reply to DeAnn, use a all in one painters tool by LJ in TX on January 18th, 2003 08:46 AM [Go to top of thread]


I am getting to start a project to add two recessed medicine cabinets. After I remove the drywall, I am not sure how to tell if the wall I am about to change is load bearing.

Let me try an describe the area.

One of the medicine cabinets is to go into a wall next to a double door opening, from the master bedroom. The door itself sits back from a tray ceiling about 3 feet. So I am not sure if the wall in which the door the is located is a load bearing wall or not. Careful here is some ascii art

Looking into master from bath
| |
| |
wall | exisitng door | cabinet here
| opening |
| |
| |

Looking up to ceiling standing in door

\\\\\ < tray cieling
| < extends 3 feet into master
*****************< top of door

Side view

_______________ < 3 foot section of tray
| | bearing?
[] < door frame opening

Sorry for the artwork.

Thanks Kevin

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