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  1. #1
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    Some duct and a stubborn stud.

    Couldn't cut the stud out, go around it.
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    bet it's going to be a pain to seal those 4 joints
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    If thats a supply trunk is it maintaining a 1" clearance to combustibles?

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    12x30 supply. I am sure it isn't. Never knew it needed to. Guess I learned something.

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    Boxed around both sides of the stud? Or just cut out and you are going to seal around stud? Either way. I think I would have asked to have it reframed, or reframe it myself to have it an open access but,,,, kudos to you! Nice!

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    Couldn't remove the stud. So made 2 pairs of pants to go around the stud.
    There would be no support under the joist above the stud if we removed it.

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    You couldn't header it off just the same as the door next to the trunk?

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    ummm no. If you look above the studs in that wall. That is where the 2 floor joists come together. They are offset from each other. If that stud was removed then there would be no support under the ends of the floor joists above.

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    What good is a header with no cripples

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    I mean cripples above header because duct is there

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyed View Post
    ummm no. If you look above the studs in that wall. That is where the 2 floor joists come together. They are offset from each other. If that stud was removed then there would be no support under the ends of the floor joists above.
    Tough crowd. It looks good and was well thought out.
    1. Can't put a header in unless he was allowed to randomly drop the duct height for a couple of feet and screw with the drop ceiling or drywall and framing around the duct, he just saved the over job a lot of time. If you put a header under it all you are doing is wasting lumber.
    2. It's 2 pairs of pants connected at the legs but he made the connection outside of the wall so all the joints can be sealed because you can slide tape up the inside.
    3. I've never had a residential inspector check 1" to combustibles on supply or return trunk. Every job I've ever seen would fail. The boots are nailed to the subfloor or wedged into the drywall in the ceiling...

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