Here is my problem.
I had to renovate my kitchen and move the kitchen sink. Now the only way I
could run the new drain pipe was to run the pipe between the studs on the
exterior wall. It is a small house with the roof facing the front and back
of the house. The kitchen wall in question is on the side of the house.
Basically the rain water runs down the front and back of the house or roof.
I know this sounds confusing. I am getting the load wall mixed up. I think
the load wall would be the front and back of the house.
Now the problem,
Since I ran the new pipe between the studs on the outside wall, I had to
obvisouly drill a 2 and 9/16 hole between each stud, but in the centre of
the stud. I have about a half inch of wood left on both the front and back
part of the stud. I hope this will not affect the structure of the house.
I only had to do this to about 4 or 5 studs in total. The studs are rock
solid since it is an old house, but I am still concerned that i messed with
the structure or strength of the studs. Did I totally mess up? If I
mention this to my wife she will think the house will now fall down or the
exterior wall will colapse.
Now to my asbestos question.
I have to drill 2 new holes for the water lines through the kitchen floor.
Under the old hardwood there is that old fire barrier shhet of asbestos
liner. I have to drill these holes as I do not want to run the new pipes in
the exterior wall. I am thinking about putting a bag and sealing the area
where I will be drilling with duct tape and then let it sit for a day and
remove the bag with the wood chips and ripped up/drilled asbestos sheet. Is
this the right thing to do? Is this a major concern? I also noticed that
when we pulled the old water pipes out of it's old location that I may have,
but not totally sure that I may have disturbed a very very small portion of
the asbestos. Like is this going to kill me or my wife. I hear crazy
things about this stuff, but I am wondering if this small bit of drilling or
pulling the pipes is a major major deal.
Please advise as well!!!