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Old 11-25-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 11-25-2007, 04:34 PM   #2
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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.

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

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I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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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