Framing behind plumbing for bathroom rough in


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Old 10-30-03, 01:31 PM
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Framing behind plumbing for bathroom rough in

I am completing my basement in two phases.
Phase 1 has a room that is adjacent to the rough-in for the full bathroom (drain, vents). I read that normally a 2x6 wall is used for framing when there are drain pipes involved. The bathroom will not be completed until Phase 2.

For Phase 1, should I just frame a 2x4 wall starting 1" from the plumbing? Then on Phase 2 another 2x4 wall on the bathroom size? This will make the wall closer to the toilet and tub drain; I'm concerned this will interfere with the location the fixtures should be placed.
 
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Old 10-30-03, 06:51 PM
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The #1 rule is that the face of the studs should be 12.5" from the centerline of the toilet drain.
 
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Old 10-30-03, 07:13 PM
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I think the 2x6's you mentioned are to accomodate the plumbing in the wall. Make your wall from 2X4's. Then fur out if needed to clear any plumbing in your wall. Building 2 2x4 walls is overkill.
 
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Old 10-31-03, 06:03 AM
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John, thanks for the rule. I'll make sure whatever I do will follow this.

Coops, I should provide more info. There are 3 vent/drains which are 2' PVC. Also there is a horizontal 2" PVC pipe connectin the 3 to the vent stack. The horizontal piece is about 3' long. If I fur out all of this I will have a weak wall. I am leaning towards going with the 2x6 solution. What do you think?

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Old 10-31-03, 01:24 PM
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If everything is 2" then wont it fit in the 2x4 wall?
 
 

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