water lines on floor joists

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Old 10-31-02, 10:05 PM
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water lines on floor joists

I am about to install a drop type ceiling in my finished basement. Its the kind where u attach the tracks to the floor joist, saving headspace. I believe the 1/2 inch pipes can be covered by notching out the tracks, however I do have one 3/4 inch piping that will be to low. Would it be a problem to cut holes in the floor joists to run these pipes through? Any other possible solutions? Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-01-02, 07:01 PM
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Before you start boring holes, think this through. Once you get the holes bored, how are you going to feed that pipe through? The only way to do it will be cut the pipe into 16" sections and sweat a joint between every joist. Not pretty.

3/4" pipe is easy to box around with 3/4" furring strips.
 
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Old 11-02-02, 04:49 AM
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Before you finish the ceiling apply pipe insulation to your water lines. Condensation during the summer can drip off the lines stain & ruin the tiles.
 
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Old 11-03-02, 04:08 PM
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RE Water lies

Very good point conerning threading the pipe through the joists, thought i would thread one long pipe. Never thought about the 16 space i had to work with. i did consider boxng them in. If i do box them in, could i cover these with the ceiling tiles? or should i drywall it.
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