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Old 08-21-2012, 09:22 PM   #1
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Can I cut away these studs for a large chimney pipe?


I just finish putting framing around my fireplace. I was wondering if I would be able to cut away the studs where the pipe is going to go through? There is no attic and it is an add on to the house. The roof is very low almost flat above. Would I run into any danger cutting that away or should I add some support before I cut it or move the piping around?

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A low slope or flat roof is hard enough to keep from leaking, and not a good idea to be cutting up the rafters holding up the roof.
Concider going out that wall instead.

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Simple Answer: NO - especially the double.

Install a pipe-connection that will allow you to angle the pipe slightly (offset), then continue straight-up, going through the bay portion, (between) the roof joists.
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A low slope or flat roof is hard enough to keep from leaking, and not a good idea to be cutting up the rafters holding up the roof.
Concider going out that wall instead.
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You might be able to use a 15 or 30 degree elbow to offset the piping to get around the stud. Here's a link that might help you, they have good advice and free shipping. What kind of pipe do you have? They have metalbestos Class A.

http://rockfordchimneysupply.com/met...components.php
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Be sure to read how much clearance you will need around the pipe through roof also.
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nice framing job! I would consider adding/screwing to the two studs next the chimney a stud that turns the opposite direction to the ones you framed and that will give more lateral strength to the wall. Or, to brace the wall -add a stud to the backside of the wall that is horizontal across the entire wall ( like the header you have above the chimney) screwed to each stud to help make the wall stronger. good luck!

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As previously stated, I would offset the riser to clear the studs. Cutting into studs is never a good idea.
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As previously stated, I would offset the riser to clear the studs. Cutting into studs is never a good idea.
FWIW, To clarify; Those appear to be flat-roof construction - roof "joists", not wall studs.
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Listen to us please don't cut. Good advise here and you chose to use it.

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