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

Peter Dittler

Registered User
Jan 3, 2021
Santa Cruz, california
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?
What size hole do you need to drill?