Can i cut this?


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Old 04-21-18, 05:31 PM
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Can i cut this?

Is this cross support on a non-load bearing wall needed after drywall has been installed. I was hoping to install medicine cabinet there but me think elsewhere would be better.

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Old 04-21-18, 06:47 PM
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Yes. No reason it should be there on an interior wall unless it's some earthquake thing they do out there that I don't know about.
 
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Old 04-21-18, 07:22 PM
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How did that fit inside the wall ?
Is that framed with 2x3"s ?

May need to be furred out for a medicine cabinet.
 
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Old 04-21-18, 07:44 PM
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Looks like 2x4 wall with let in 1x4 bracing.
 
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Old 04-21-18, 07:46 PM
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I'm with Pjmax on this one.
Since your in the republic of CA I'd guess there should have been permits and inspections required to do this.
Sure looks like earthquake cross bracing to me.
A local inspector may let you remove it and cut into the studs so it sits flush or use steel straping.
 
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Old 04-21-18, 08:37 PM
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Yes, 2x4 with let in 1x4 bracing. Guess i can put it in my permit and see what they say? I'm would think the drywall would add more stability then the 1x4 when completed.
 
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Old 04-22-18, 03:51 AM
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Drywall adds minimal structural value. You need input from your local permit office/inspector.
 
 

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