Originally Posted By: roconnor
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Current model building codes (like the IRC) severly limit the amout of drilling and notching allowed for wood studs and joists, for good reason.
The IRC covers drilling and notching in sections R502.8 for joists and R602.6 for studs.
Pretty limited boys and girls. But just because it doesnt quite meet current codes doesn't mean it's a hazard. It may just need further evaluation by an engineer or some minor corrective action which would be a "concern"
Some judgement is required there, but if in doubt bail to a professional ... ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)
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