Installing Microwave Vent on Exterior Wall?
2 studs back to back discovered after cutting open vent opening, what to do?
- STEVEN FLv 74 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.