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I drilled two 1-1/2" holes for gas lines through all studs on a load bearing wall. Is this right?
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Thank you for asking your question on Just Answer. According to section R602.6 of the 2003 IRC, it states that studs in bearing walls can only be bored to a maximum diameter of 40% of the stud's width. The hole should be no closer than 5/8" to either edge of the stud. Using 2x4 studs the hole should be no larger than 1.40 inches.

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