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Genno 01-21-2012 09:42 AM

Sister studs allowed on load bearing walls?
I am moving a washing machine from my second floor to my first floor (no basement). I need to install a wye on my soil stack for the washer, however; in order to get access to the stack I
need to remove part of a stud that is at the end of a load bearing header.
My question is: once I have installed the wye can i simply repair and sister the stud or does the whole stud need to be replaced?


joecaption 01-21-2012 09:44 AM

Got a picture?

titanoman 01-21-2012 09:55 AM

Is the new stud going to be under the header?

Genno 01-21-2012 09:59 AM

yes, it will be under the header

Snav 01-21-2012 10:04 AM

Try to figure out a different solution first - the stack was not there before the studs. Without a photo I can't be of much help, though.

Genno 01-21-2012 10:08 AM

I will post a photo soon

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