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How to Identify a Load-Bearing Wall

Most people enjoy an open floor plan these days, but it's impossible to achieve that look in older homes without taking down a few walls. Since some of those walls might be keeping the rest of the house standing, it's important to understand how load-bearing walls work and be able to identify them.

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The Victory Is Mine!! (Load-Bearing Wall Removed, Load-Bearing Header Installed)

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How to identify a load-bearing wall and work with it for your remodeling plans: http://www.mosbybuildingarts.com/blog/2010/01/21/identify-remove-a-load-bearing-wall/

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10 Home Fixes That Require a Pro With some home improvements, your best tool might be the phone. Here are some areas in which it pays to make the call

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How to Install a Load-Bearing Beam

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Love this beam for removal of load bearing walls. Limewash them though and maybe bring some down to the floor on either side.

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Can I Remove This Wall? Removing a Load-Bearing Beam

Almost any wall can be removed—it’s a matter of how much you’re willing to spend http://www.familyhandyman.com/walls/can-i-remove-this-wall-removing-a-load-bearing-beam/view-all

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