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Old 12-05-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Moving stud in the way of shower valve.


I'm installing a shower valve and a stud is right in the way of keeping it center. It's a load bearing wall and I want to remove the old stud and put 2 studs in. 1 on each side of the current one so I have space to center the valve and install bracing for the valve. The space is tight with pipes wires and I have no room for proper bracing as of now. Can I remove the 1 stud and put the 2 studs in ? Each new stud would be about 6 or 8 inches from the current one giving me about a foot or so to work. There is a second floor above and roof edge, Double top plate.
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My answer is............yes! Two is better than one, but I am no expert.

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Old 12-05-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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I would not even brace it, just remove it.
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:14 AM   #4
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Since this is a load bearing wall, Think "window opening". Too be done properly you should frame it the same as a window opening would be with a header and jack studs.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:17 AM   #5
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That's a good idea I didn't even think of that.
I need the two studs anyway for the valve bracing so that's not flopping around in the wall. Imma use that window framing idea. Thanks!

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One more question, the span between the 2 new studs is now 10 inches. Shorter then I originally thought. 2x8 wood is used for the window in the same bathroom that is 24 inches wide. Doubled up 2x8 should be fine for a 10 inch span?
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Sure; if it's good enough for the window span it's definitely good enough for this 10" span.

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