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Clutchcargo 11-25-2007 04:16 PM

Bolt Next to Stud
 
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What can I do when I need to get a lag screw into some structure when the lag screw comes through the wall directly next to a stud?
The picture shows the drill bit for the pilot hole coming through the sheathing next to the stud.

Sammy 11-25-2007 04:34 PM

Assuming you have access to the back side as shown in your picture, just sister up a short peice of lumber to the exisiting to give somthing for your lag to attach to.

Clutchcargo 11-25-2007 04:51 PM

This is a 1/2" lag screw, wouldn't it split them apart?

AllanJ 11-25-2007 08:10 PM

I am guessing that if you glue the entire mating surface of the sister piece of lumber (at least 12 inches long, hold it on with several wood screws also, and then drill an appropriate pilot hole for the lag screw, you will get an excellent hold and not split off the sister.

Clutchcargo 11-25-2007 08:52 PM

I'll give it a shot. Thanks.

oldfrt 11-25-2007 08:53 PM

Would a carriage bolt work for you here?
Depending on what your fastening, maybe you could use a horizontal block,stud to stud and bolt through.

Clutchcargo 11-25-2007 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldfrt (Post 76196)
Would a carriage bolt work for you here?
Depending on what your fastening, maybe you could use a horizontal block,stud to stud and bolt through.

Possibly, you mean after sistering the studs right?

oldfrt 11-26-2007 11:00 AM

It would help if you could explain what it is you are attaching with the lags.
If your fastening on a ledger for a deck,is there any reason you can't move the lag over to hit that stud dead on?

Clutchcargo 11-26-2007 11:31 AM

This thread actually goes with my bay window bracket thread. I'm attaching functional brackets for my bay window. I could move the bracket over a bit but to keep them centered on the window the other bracket won't center on a stud then.

oldfrt 11-26-2007 01:19 PM

Damn,
I didn't realize I responded to two threads of yours.I didn't look at the name.


Anyways,sister the stud like Alan J said and use the lag or,recess a carriage bolt into it so it doesn't interfere with your inside finished wall covering.


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