Join Date: Mar 2011
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Randomly cutting studs out of your wall is a really bad idea . Metal stud is less dangerous to do this with , but still a bad Idea.
Mark , I hope that wood stud you cut isn't in a load bearing wall , you just changed the structural integrity of your house if it's load bearing. I'm guessing that you have no idea whether or not it is or you wouldn't have given such unsound advise .
Annapolis , remove a section of metal stud , or any stud you have to distribute the load that stud was carrying to another location. Look for " how to frame a window" how - to's specific to metal framing , the process is the same . You will greatly simplify your life if you can adjust your in wall placement to miss the studs . If you follow the "just cut it " advise your wall probably won't fall down , but theres a better chance of getting some annoying wall rattles because everything is not tied together properly.
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