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In exterior walls and bearing partitions, wood studs are permitted to be cut or notched to a depth not exceeding 25 percent of the width of the stud. Cutting or notching of studs to a depth not greater than 40 percent of the width of the stud is permitted in nonbearing partitions supporting no loads other than the weight of the partition. See Figure 2308.5.8 of the New York City Building Code.

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302.3.2 General Regulations, Stud Cutting and Notching
In exterior walls and bearing partitions, any wood stud is permitted to be cut or notched not to exceed 25 percent of its depth. Cutting or notching ...
302.3.2 General Regulations, Stud Cutting and Notching
In exterior walls and bearing partitions, any wood stud is permitted to be cut or notched not to exceed 25 percent of its depth. Cutting or notching ...
302.3.2 General Regulations, Stud Cutting and Notching
In exterior walls and bearing partitions, wood studs are permitted to be cut or notched to a depth not exceeding than 25 percent of the width ...
302.3.2 General Regulations, Stud Cutting and Notching
In exterior walls and bearing partitions, wood studs are permitted to be cut or notched to a depth not exceeding 25 percent of the width of the stud ...
302.3.3 General Regulations, Stud Cutting and Notching
In exterior walls and bearing partitions, any wood stud is permitted to be cut or notched to a depth not exceeding 25 percent of its width. Cutting ...