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Old 09-30-2009, 01:27 AM   #1
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Screwed up calculations, How bad is this?


Hi Guys,

I completely mixed up my calculations and I installed my 2x6 ledger board on the exterior wall(the load bearing wall) of my home using 5/8 4 inch lag screws almost 6 inches too low.

I put the lag screws every 16 inches on center essentially bolting to each 2x4 stud.

How bad is it if I remove the ledger board and the lag screws? Is the integrity of the studs/load bearing wall compromised? Should I just install another ledger board to meet my revised calculations above the one I just installed

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Old 09-30-2009, 10:30 AM   #2
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The structure of the studs would not be compromised by removing the lag bolts.
If it's a small piece of wood you could just change the 2x6 to a larger size beam.
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