So I am in the midst of hanging a new vent hood in my kitchen and as luck would have it there is a stud nearly centered on where the vent hood exhaust needs to be.
up is not an option as the house is 2 stories
at best there is 3.5" on either side of the stud
the manual warns against using anything smaller than 6.2" Duct (not sure if that suggestion can be ignored)
My best idea at this point is to cut the stud...but I am not really sure how I would get it cut.