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Question. Are support post Drill holes codes the same as load bearing studs

Djones7811

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I have a 7"x7" support post that I want to run a wire though. I built a wall along side it but I have electrical that I need to get passed the post. So I want to drill a hole just big enough for the wire to go through but I wanted to confirm that it's safe to do so. I don't see why it isn't, as long as I'm not close to the edge of the post.

I thought about other options, like going through the top plate but the support post is holding a support beam and I don't necessarily want to drill through that.

Would it be reasonable to say that it's okay to do this?
 

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Wouldn't bother me....but then, I'm easy. I noticed that there appears to be two bottom plates and the lower one is not pressure treated. I would double the king studs and trimmers if that's a man door. Garage doors are always heavy and slam shut.
 
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Djones7811

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Wouldn't bother me....but then, I'm easy.
Ok perfect. After I do something once, I have the confidence to do it again, But in this case I've never drilled through a post of this size. I just want to get some type of okay, before going through.
 

Djones7811

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Yes
curious, are you eliminating a covered parking space
Yes! We had a little gym in there. But because of the cold season coming in, its even harder to get ourselves out there to work out. So Im building the wall, putting in electrical, some lights, insulating and drywalling it, and putting a door to help make it warmer. Then we'll probably throw a little portable heater in there to help more
 

Djones7811

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No permit DIY eh? Disclosure issue if and when you sell it.
I always thought if it wasn't a load baring wall I can put it up without a permit. But then it occurred to me after I bought a couple hundred dollars of materials and was already quite a ways into the project that i might need a permit. But there's no plans of moving ever. So everything should be okay
 

Djones7811

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Permits for this kind of stuff is overrated. Nobody will notice if you sell.
Yeah at this point theres no way im getting one. But if I knew at the start I probably wouldn't have started because a permit would probably cost more then half of the actual JOB!!
 

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If you are required to have a permit and don't get one you might as well stop paying for insurance because they probably won't pay for any damages in the future.
 

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Unless you manage to burn the place down with your bootleg construction an insurance company will have no issues. Even then they would rather pay than garner a bunch of bad publicity. Where I work you would be hard pressed to find a dwelling without bootleg stuff. There's been plenty of times when I wondered how they got insurance at all. And many more times when I wondered why they would bother. Twenty years of my insurance bill and they paid for another house. But burn one down and the good hands people come to the rescue.

I spent five years as the entire building dept for a California city of 50K people. Nothing went on that I didn't know about. There was never a time when an insurance company questioned whether there were permits for anything. Damn few realtors either. Insurance companies are like casinos, if they didn't pay out people wouldn't gamble.
 
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Funny thing is.....WWOP I have seen the Town sued for millions in a fatal and only one owner went to jail for manslaughter for bad wiring and an additional DU with bad egress with no permit....
 
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