I need to replace my faucet for my tub but there's a stud in the way (pic1)
I dont want to remove the tile in the surround I cant afford to re-tile it right now but the faucet is leaking so it must be fixed, I do however have access to the plumbing from an access hatch behind the tub in my closet but like I mentioned theres a stud in the way.
The stud is notched so the pipe can cross past the stud.(pic1)
Can I cut that notch completely through the stud(pic 2cut), refill the gap with a block/shim and sandwich the shim & stud between 2x4's on either sides screwed with a little pl 400 for xtra strength (pic 3rebuild,) yellow=imagined repair :P.
Thanx in advance for any help or other Ideas