Installing Microwave Vent on Exterior Wall?

2 studs back to back discovered after cutting open vent opening, what to do?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Worst case, build a frame around the opening similar to a frame around a window.The header transfers weight sufficiently for the load bearing requirements.

    Update to comment: Building a frame like that of a window TRANSFERS the load to studs on either side of the opening. Those studs MAY require reinforcement, but it is unlikely the spot you are installing the vent actually requires a double stud in the first place.

    • Anthony4 weeks agoReport

      Even if it is 2 studs back to back? Is it okay to cut them out?

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