Gable end stud Framing Question


Old 06-29-08, 04:48 PM
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Gable end stud Framing Question

Hi, did a search and couldn't find anything relevant. So here goes.

I need to install a gable vent fan and there are studs in the way. I am thinking I can frame out the fan in 2 x 4s, cut away the existing studs then put the frame in that place. I just need to know if that is safe structurally.

The gable is above a garage and the other one is above a bedroom. The stud that I need to cut away is nailed to the beam that runs the peak of the roof. And the house is all wood framing.

If I need to explain it further I can try. Thanks for any help.

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Old 06-29-08, 07:12 PM
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Adam, welcome to the forums. Yes, you can modify the studwork in order to facilitate a gable vent/fan. You will need to cut the offending studs 6" shorter than the vent, install double 2x lumber over and under the opening and install jack studs and cripple studs where you removed them. This will provide adequate support for the gable end.

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