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Old 11-15-2011, 01:27 AM   #1
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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.

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Thanx in advance for any help or other Ideas
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:54 AM   #2
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That is not ideal as it weakens the wall holding the tile---If you must do that be very careful not to shake the wall and knock the backer board off---

Stiffen up the cut when you are done----

A multi-tool will make that cut without causing unnecessary damage.

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+1, just cut a chunk out of the stud, then when you are done, put the chunk back and reinforce it on the side with a longer piece of 2 x 4 that extends past the repaired area, screwing it above, below and into the cut out.
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Thanx guys, @nitronate that's exactly what I had in mind. My incredible graphics in my 3rd pic was trying to show that

I figure worse case I bite the bullit and replace the tile. I have some left over from the original install if I have to replace any.
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You are going at it the right way just be sure and use sheetrock screws that are long enough to go through both pieces of lumber, no hammering with nails. I would suggest a good glue that is water resistant on both pieces of the wood before you screw it. That will give you a lot more strength.

You should be fine.

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