Can you notch a load bearing stud?
Moreover, can you notch a stud?
Notching. Any stud in an exterior wall or bearing partition shall be permitted to be cut or notched to a depth not exceeding 25 percent of its width. Studs in nonbearing partitions shall be permitted to be notched to a depth not to exceed 40 percent of a single stud width.
Beside above, how many holes can you drill in a stud? All holes must be at least 5/8" from edge of stud. IBC and ICC do not say anything about how many holes per stud. Studs get their strength from the outside being continuous and some webbing between them (which is why there are requirements on hole diameter and how close to the edge they can be).
In this manner, can you drill through load bearing studs?
Load bearing walls can have holes drilled into them not to exceed 40% of the width of the stud without compromising the integrity of the structure. Non-load bearing walls can have holes drilled into them not to exceed 60% of the width of the stud.
Does notching a post weaken it?
Notching a post does not weaken the structural integrity of the wood support post because the load for the deck is transferred down through the post to the footings. The upright notched section of the post acts stabilizes the beam.