Notches/Holes, Studs Calculator
Nominal Size = 3.5
Type = 1
Use = 1
Max Size =
Max w/o Plate =
table = [[0.25; 0.25; 0.4; 0.25; 0.25]; [0.4; 0.6; 0.6; 0.4; 0.6]]
Calculates the maximum notch or hole that can be placed in a stud for framing walls. Choose the size of the member and select from application. NOTE: Per code, all calculations are based on actual dimension, not the nominal dimension. These calculations are based on the 2009 IRC / IBC.
-Nominal Size: Size of the stud.
-Type: Notch or hole.
-Use: Stud usage, such as interior load bearing.
-Max Size: Maximum length that can be placed in this stud.
-Max w/o Plate: Without using a metal plate, this is the maximum size hole that can be bored in the top plate.
Calculate the maximum hole that can be placed in an interior load bearing 2 x 6 stud.
-Nominal Size: 2 x 6
-Use: Int Bearing
The max size is 2&3/16in while the maximum size without a plate is 2&3/4in.
Max w/o Plate