max hole size in studs (framing members)

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Old 02-21-06, 12:53 PM
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max hole size in studs (framing members)

Here's one you other guys might know. The NEC only specifies that if a hole in a stud is within 1-1/4", you have to use an approved plate to prevent damage from nails, etc. But the NEC says that the maximum size of the hole is governed by other building codes. That makes sense, 'cause the plumbers and other wood-butchers have to make holes for some of their things, too. So, out of curiosity, what is a typical max hole size for a 2x4 stud versus a 2x6 stud? Obviously, AHDs will vary, but what might be typical?
 
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Old 02-21-06, 01:16 PM
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http://www.ci.chula-vista.ca.us/City_Services/Development_Services/Planning_Building/PDF/form_4592.pdf#search='max%20hole%20size%20and%20wood%20stud

Look at the table on page 4. I believe this is somewhat typical for most areas.
 

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Dead link. I even tried cut-and-paste...
 
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I couldn't get the link to work either.
 
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I have corrected the mistake in the URL.
 
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Thank you, that was the exact information I was looking for.
 
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ALOT of common sence! If you don't strucualy damage it. and when in doubt, Protect it.
 
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