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poptot 07-27-2010 10:19 AM

Going through double stud of load bearing wall.
 
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Hello All,

I looking for some assistance. I'm in the process of putting my 55 gallon fish tank in the wall between my kitchen and living room. We decided we wanted to hide the filter (Rena Filstar XP 3) in a cabinet in the kitchen. So I want to run (2) 7/8" O.D. lines through the double 2'X4', as well as the plug for the aquarium light and UV filter. Attached is a photo of what I'm looking to do. I'm thinking that it would be best to run conduit in the wall for future changes and possible leaks, but I'm stumped on how to support the double 2' X 4' when I need a minimun of 2" hole in it.

Thanks
poptot

rjniles 07-27-2010 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by poptot (Post 476023)
Hello All,

I looking for some assistance. I'm in the process of putting my 55 gallon fish tank in the wall between my kitchen and living room. We decided we wanted to hide the filter (Rena Filstar XP 3) in a cabinet in the kitchen. So I want to run (2) 7/8" O.D. lines through the double 2'X4', as well as the plug for the aquarium light and UV filter. Attached is a photo of what I'm looking to do. I'm thinking that it would be best to run conduit in the wall for future changes and possible leaks, but I'm stumped on how to support the double 2' X 4' when I need a minimun of 2" hole in it.

Thanks
poptot

Why do you need a 2" hole, drill 2 - 1" holes

canadaclub 07-27-2010 12:52 PM

Works for me:thumbsup:

Gary in WA 07-27-2010 01:58 PM

If 2" is needed and you don't exceed the load ratings, scroll down on this site: http://www.strongtie.com/products/co...-SS.asp#tables

Be safe, Gary

poptot 07-27-2010 03:44 PM

If I put one 2" hole, I can run both intake\return, Hood Light Plug Wire and UV Clarifier plug wire through it. If I put in two 1" holes, I still have no place to run the wire for the Hood Light and UV Clarifier.

rjniles 07-27-2010 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by poptot (Post 476197)
If I put one 2" hole, I can run both intake\return, Hood Light Plug Wire and UV Clarifier plug wire through it. If I put in two 1" holes, I still have no place to run the wire for the Hood Light and UV Clarifier.

Put is 2 1" holes for the pipes, drill a smaller 3rd hole for the rest. Stagger them about 1 foot apart.

mrgins 07-31-2010 09:24 PM

Can't you add to the thickness of the wall to accommodate the two inch hole without sacrificing compressive strength?

Tom Struble 07-31-2010 09:58 PM

add more studs

rjniles 07-31-2010 10:03 PM

Run that header all the way to the stud on the far right. Then close in the box for the tank. then all your plumbing and wiring will be under the header.

Mabc 07-31-2010 10:11 PM

Drill your hole and then put a metal plate on each side of it.

mrgins 08-01-2010 11:59 AM

All of the above will work:thumbsup:


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