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RE: butchering steel stud webs - guideline?

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I am not aware of anything specific other than the 5 psf out of plane loading requirement.  That should minimize the butchering.  RE IBC 1607.13. 

Harold Sprague

> Subject: butchering steel stud webs - guideline?
> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 12:21:15 -0900
> From: Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at)
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Anyone aware of a prescriptive code requirement or SSMA guideline or
> something for how much web can be butchered out interior partition steel
> studs to get plumbing through?

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