plumbing thru bearing studs

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Old 07-11-06, 12:51 PM
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plumbing thru bearing studs

Hello
I'm putting new tub and tile in my bathroom. Upon removing the old tub and surround, I noticed the water lines attached to my tub faucet were not thru the studs but between the stud and the surround.

This was along a bearing wall where studs are on 16" centers and there are two studs sistered.

I would like to drill 3/4" holes (2 of them) thru the sistered stud for the supply lines.

Is this ok? Will it compromise the structural inegrity of the bearing wall?

There are no other lines (electrical or other) thru studs in this area.

Your help in this matter would very much be appreciated.

john
 
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Old 07-11-06, 06:20 PM
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The 3/4" hole will not compromise the structural integrity of the studs. Drill it in the middle of the stud. If you are off center at all, you must apply a "no-nail" plate to protect the pipe from sheetrock screws or nails.
 
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Old 07-15-06, 06:30 AM
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There is not a plumber in the world who would think twice about drilling that hole. Go ahead and do it. The load capacity of a stud wall is much, much more than the loading you get from a house.

have at it.
 
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Old 07-16-06, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by clardl
There is not a plumber in the world who would think twice about drilling that hole. Go ahead and do it.
Thats because the framers get blamed when the house falls over...


Just kidding, you will be fine.
 
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Hole thru stud wall

Thanx
The hole has been drilled and I spliced on the 1/2" polybutylene
with PEX. Then put the shower faucet in.

I just couldn't understand why someone would'n't put the plumbing thru the studs when the house was being built. lazy?

Thanx for your replies...
 
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Old 07-19-06, 06:48 PM
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To Hellrazor: Unless you are the punchout guy who has to follow a plumber who cuts floor joists to fit a commode and leaves the tail hanging with no bridge work. Overall, plumbers are nice guys, though.
 
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Old 07-22-06, 05:46 AM
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Ya a friend of mine is a plumber. We always harass each other, I always announce "pipe dope on the floor" when he gets there
 
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Old 07-22-06, 02:37 PM
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Oooo, no heart! I guess our moniker of woodbutchers fits in their book, too. Our paint crews claim to make all our work look good.
 
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