How to Identify and Remove a Load Bearing Wall | Ask This Old House

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tommy when you said we were gonna talk

load-bearing walls i was not expecting a

doll house here

did you build this i did i built it

because i figured it's real easy to

explain if you can see something

this is a question you get a lot right

someone wants to renovate a house

they want to open up a kitchen their

biggest concern is i'm going to take

down the wrong wall the house is going

to come yeah how do i know if it's a

load very well

so how do you know it's a load-bearing

wall all right well it starts with

the direction of the bearing joist all

right what's carrying the floor

let's go down into the basement so let's

open up the front wall this here