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Old 04-09-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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Hello, I was running wire from my attic, down through the exterior wall of a bedroom, and into my garage under the bedroom. I was drilling up through the top plate in the garage and ended up drilling through a ceiling joist with a 5/8 spade bit. It was at a bit of an angle towards the outside of the house. I'm concerned the structural integrity is compromised. any advice would be appreciated.

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What size are the joists and where in the joist did you drill through it?

It is probably fine in all likelihood.

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thanks for the response, the joists are 2x7. I basically drilled straight up into it at an angle aimed toward the outside of the house. I would guess when I hit the joist it was about 1" from the inner edge of the plate. I probably went at least half way through it and started to hit siding.
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does the joist sit on top of the wall?
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Don't worry about it.
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"R802.6 Bearing. The ends of each rafter or ceiling joist shall have not less than 11/2 inches (38 mm) of bearing on wood or metal and not less than 3 inches (76 mm) on masonry or concrete." from; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...par027.htmGary

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