Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Plumber versus Window Jamb
It is amazing what someone can do with a reciprocating saw. Here you can see where someone cut the studs of a prefabricated wall panel to fit around the pipe cast in the slab. Three support studs were cut to allow the pipe to stay in its location. This is not good. Thankfully, for a small opening and a one story structure, the single stud would probably never fail. That was before the plumber decided to core the 3 1/2" studs with a 2 1/2" hole saw. Let's just hope this opening was reinforced before it was covered with sheet rock. It is usually best to review the framing AFTER the rough plumbing installation.