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Old 01-21-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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Sister studs allowed on load bearing walls?


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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?

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Is the new stud going to be under the header?
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yes, it will be under the header
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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.
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