Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-05-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
Busy DIYer
 
picflight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 234
Share |
Default

Poking holes in structure


I am about to drill holes in the base plate of a raised foundation house. Holes will be wide enough to accept 1" PVC conduit for data wiring. Four locations will be drilled, two inside and two outside walls.

What do I need to watch for in order NOT to compromise the integrity of the structure?

Sent from my iPhone using DIY Forum

picflight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 26,210
Default

Poking holes in structure


What's a base plate?
Got a picture of where your planning on drilling?
Are they going out through the siding, if so what type siding do you have?

joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
Busy DIYer
 
picflight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 234
Default

Poking holes in structure


Quote:
Originally Posted by joecaption
What's a base plate?
Got a picture of where your planning on drilling?
Are they going out through the siding, if so what type siding do you have?
Base plate - the doubled up 2x4 at the base of the wall.

Drilling from underneath, crawl space. All conduits coming into garage where central panel will be located.

Siding is stucco.

Sent from my iPhone using DIY Forum
picflight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 26,210
Default

Poking holes in structure


Got ya, there called bottom plates and I've never seen them doubled up, top plates get double.
What your doing will have no effect on anything.
I'd suggest sealing these holes and any other places under the house where wiring and plumbing were run with some spray foam when your done.
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help caulking and filling nail holes in my trim hadees Painting 13 11-25-2012 10:32 PM
Patching vinyl siding to "repair" small holes tomseeley Building & Construction 3 06-05-2011 09:12 AM
Holes in yard under tree - what is it? Leah Frances Pest Control 13 05-11-2011 07:22 PM
Holes in flange dont match holes in toilet! ljenkins Plumbing 2 02-06-2010 07:17 AM
Drilling Multiple Holes in Studs rjschwar Building & Construction 6 01-27-2010 01:05 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.