|Posted by GregO on February 03, 2004 at 12:42:41:|
|In response to Re: Kitchen sink vent pipe|
I agree with Bartman, although my house is 30 years old and I found the plumber did indeed drill a 2" hole in my 2x4 stud. I cringed upon this site. That in addition to someone notching the king stud to install another electrical outlet, so I was left with essentially a 1" stud for support...but I digress. Technically, you can bore out 40% of a load-bearing stud, but I wouldn't, so you're right to be concerned. Sometimes, overengineering is wise.
Several options: 1. plumb around the studs, inside the cabinetry; 2. install a cabinet-height half wall/knee wall through which you can bore away; 3. install another interior wall to allow for boring). In my house, I installed another interior wall abutting the original. Of course, options 2 and 3 are if you don't mind losing a little space, but it's worth it if you can.
Good Luck and Have Fun.
: Thanks for your help
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