Open-Web Joist Designation

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Posted on July 14 , 2017 by Dan Martel0 Comments

Holes & Notches in your Studs, Beams and Joists

We all have them in our homes: holes drilled in our wood studs, joists, and beams to pass through electrical wiring or HVAC ducts. And sometimes you need to notch that stud just so to fit your new plumbing pipes. Not only is it standard construction practice to alter studs and beams to allow for wires and pipes, but it is actually permitted by the International Residential Code (IRC), the code governing residential construction in most states, New Hampshire and Massachusetts included. Some hole

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Posted on July 07 , 2017 by Dan Martel0 Comments