Framing Around Drain Pipe

Old 08-23-04, 08:40 PM
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Framing Around Drain Pipe

I'm in the process of framing in my basement. I'd like some advice on how to frame around a drain pipe. I think I will need to just kind of box around it. It has a cleanout that I want to frame around and cover with an air grate for future access. I've heard that it's best to use 2 x 6's for this, but I was just wondering if there was a way that I could frame around it with 2 x 4's and be just as good. Do I need to leave a certain amount of room on each side of it?

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Old 08-23-04, 10:39 PM
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As long as you have 3" pipe and not 4", you can build 2 sections of wall out of 2x4's and put one on either side. There are no distance limits that I know of, but make sure to leave enough room for the air grate/clean-out cover...notching 2x4's behind drywall suuuuuuuuuuuuuu-tinks

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