Post by Spitfire6532 PE on Aug 23, 2022 11:17:59 GMT -5
Don't know if this is just weird wording or if this is a typo in the IRC (appears the same way in both 2015 and 2018).
Section R602.6 Drilling and Notching of studs. Drilling and nothing of studs shall be in accordance with the following: 1. 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. 2. Drilling. Any stud shall be permitted to be bored or drilled, provided that the diameter of the resulting hole is not more than 60 percent of the stud width, the edge of the hole is not more than 5/8 inch (16mm) to the edge of the stud, and the hole is not located in the same section as a cut or notch. Studs located in exterior walls or bearing partitions drilled over 40 percent and up to 60 percent shall be doubled with not more than two successive doubled studs bored.
I underlined the portion of the text that is confusing. If you look at the figure it clearly shows the hole must be a minimum 5/8 inch from the edge of the stud, but the text seems to imply that the hole needs to be within 5/8" of the edge of the stud. Is this weird wording that I am not understanding, or does the figure contradict the text?