Cutting Through Stud

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Old 07-11-14, 09:29 AM
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Cutting Through Stud

Single story house. Exterior Load Bearing Wall.

I need to cut through 1 stud, removing about 12" or so vertically. Essentially making this stud void. This is in order to rear vent a Microwave/Hood Combo.

I could open up wall and install a header, sill, and trimmers......(and cripples??).

But is this overkill?? I'll do it if necessary. I know you guys can't give unsafe advice. It seems to me one stud will not be critical in a long wall.

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Old 07-11-14, 10:28 AM
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If the house is sheathed in plywood or even osb, then most of the load will initially be carried by that sheathing. But it is the long run you mention where you might see the effects as lacking support directly below each joist/rafter will allow that wall section to yield over time.

You probably don't have a snow load and a single story places far less weight on that outside wall vs a two story. Other than minimal caution, you should still follow codes, especially in CA. Probably not that big of a job to squeeze in what is needed. Let's see what the pros have to say.

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Old 07-11-14, 10:55 AM
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No snow load is an understatement. I remember a bird once landed on my roof

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You're right, just do it.
 
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Old 07-11-14, 03:02 PM
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You can always just box in the stud from the two adjacent studs, top and bottom, then add jacks to the inside. If it will give you enough room to do your thing, it will transfer the weight properly to the stud piece below.
 
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Old 07-11-14, 04:29 PM
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That's what I'll do Larry....

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