We have a older Wausau Prefab home dated around 1975. There are 2X8 boards 12' lengths sandwiched together 4 wide going the entire length of house where the 2 modules connected in the center. It appears that every 8 feet, there were support poles installed. The house has cathedral ceilings and at the highest pitch, they have a 3 foot wide support built across the ceiling in the living room. My question is whether or not I can remove the pole under the living room as it doesn't appear to be supporting anything and the 2X8 beam construction would carry the load?