There are two 2"x12"x8' stringers attached to studs in the garage with 1/2"x2-1/2" lag screws in order to mount a squat rack.

Is there any concern that I could compromise the integrity of the garage by removing removing the stringers?

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  • thanks @DanielGriscom, just waiting for someone to respond to my comment on the answer -- then I intend to accept – oso1965 Jun 16 '19 at 22:06

Unless there is more to this than you've shown, this was added AFTER construction to permit the installation of the squat rack. As such, it's NOT a part of the garage's structure and so removing it will not compromise it in any way.

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    thank you for the quick response! just want to make sure as I won't be leaving the structure the same as initial construction: the holes left by removing the inch or so of lag screws won't affect strength of the studs? – oso1965 Jun 15 '19 at 20:15
  • Best answer vote and close topic ,No need for any more. – user101687 Jun 15 '19 at 20:21

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