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  • Plumbing stack through load bearing wall

    Can a 3 " pvc plumbing stack penetrate vertically a load bearing 2 x 6 wall, without destroying the integrity of the wall?
    jmooney

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    Re: Plumbing stack through load bearing wall

    considering it's done all the time. i would say it's an acceptable practice.

    you're lucky you have 2x6 (5.5'').
    we use to have to do it in a 2x4 "3.5'' wall

    as long as the hole is drilled center of the plates 3.5'' hole will still leave 1'' on both sides. then install steel plate straps on both sides of the plate.

    now if it was the wall studs or floor joist, then you would have issues.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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      Re: Plumbing stack through load bearing wall

      yes I'm a carpenter , lic. Gen. contr.
      I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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        Re: Plumbing stack through load bearing wall

        Our code, yes. Needs boca plates and simpson ties top and bottom though.
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          Re: Plumbing stack through load bearing wall

          I wish every wall was 2 x 6 ....

          I had to install 6 body sprays, 3 diverters, a rainfall shower, a shower head, and a pull off shower near a tile seat, in a wrap around circular 2 x 4 wall, all 3 / 4 valves

          can you say swiss cheese
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          Robert

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            Re: Plumbing stack through load bearing wall

            Originally posted by westcoastplumber View Post
            I wish every wall was 2 x 6 ....

            I had to install 6 body sprays, 3 diverters, a rainfall shower, a shower head, and a pull off shower near a tile seat, in a wrap around circular 2 x 4 wall, all 3 / 4 valves

            can you say swiss cheese
            co sign

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