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Are you allowed to cut studs on the outside and install pvc plumbing?? I feel cutting 2 inches into a stud is wrong?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The plumbing will be on outside of the wall
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What is the size of nail would you have to use to add vinyl siding if you already have on the wall 1/2 plywood and Masonite siding about 3/8 thick and 1/2foam then .46 vinyl. Nail size to get proper install ? And penetration ?
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Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 8 months ago
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Nails should have at least a 3/8" diameter head, 1/8" diameter shank, and it should penetrate into the nailable base at least 3/4".

On the cutting into the studs for plumbing, are you asking if you can notch the outside of the studs to install pvc plumbing?

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Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 8 months ago

Here is a notching and boring guide, see below:

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Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 8 months ago

You will need to use Simpson Strong Tie PSPN516Z or PSPN58Z protecting shield plate nail stoppers to protect your piping from nail penetration. Below is a link to the Simpson Strong Tie page:

https://www.strongtie.com/protectandrepair_miscellaneousconnectors/ns-pspnz_productgroup_wcc/p/ns.pspnz

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