wall studs

Old 07-17-09, 07:59 PM
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wall studs

I recently put an oil tank in basement. The installers had to drill through the house to the outside wall in order to fit the fill and vent pipes.

While drilling the vent hole, they came up against a wall stud. They elected to drill through it to fit the pipe to the ouside of the house,

My question is this...will it effect the structure of the house? I know it probably is not the best practice, but is it safe to 'remove' one stud from the wall without hurting anything?
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Not enough information for a reasonable answer.

It sounds like they took the easy and fast solution to just drill through the weakest part of the house (wood) instead of putting in an extra elbow or two.

Old 07-18-09, 03:54 AM
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Did they also go thru a masonary wall?.... would this be a stud wall erected along side of the foundation wall?

If this isn't a foundation wall, can you tell if it's a load bearing wall? What's above the wall?

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