Double Floor Joists = Load Bearing Wall?
I am about to undertake a remodel job, and my wife wants me to remove a wall between the kitchen and dining room?
The wall that she wants to remove runs parallel to the floor joists; however, there are 2 floor joists under this wall. They are not butted against each other, but they are 3-4" apart. Does this mean that this wall is load bearing?
The floor joists span a fairly long distance (~15'), so I am curious if they are just doubled to support the additional weight of a wall.
Thanks for your help.