Removing a fireplace in the middle of a room
August 5, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I want to remove this fireplace to open up the room-how do I determine if the fireplace is load bearing or not? The master bedroom is above it and an outdoor rooftop living room too. Comments?
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HH Furr Architecture & Development
Fireplaces & chimneys are usually no load bearing but self supporting.
Meaning if you take the fireplace out you will also be taking out all of the chimney up to and through the roof.
That's a big messy job I wouldn't recommend it.
August 5, 2013 at 6:21pm   
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HH Furr Architecture & Development
Type-O. "no load bearing" = not load bearing.
August 5, 2013 at 6:24pm   
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Thanks-I forgot to add that the fireplace is gas burning, above it is the master bedroom, master bath & the rooftop which I converted into an outdoor livingroom-(has a lot of weight). I just don't want anything to come crashing down or put any stress on the structure with all the extras that we put in. So even though the fireplace is gas-(no chimney) I think you still don't advise the removal?
August 5, 2013 at 6:44pm   
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