basement wall - framing around drain pipe

Old 07-22-05, 05:55 PM
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basement wall - framing around drain pipe

i have a pvc drain pipe running along the foundation wall in my basement near the ceiling. framing-wise, the easiest thing to do would be to locate the wall 6 or so inches away from the foundation to clear the pipe. the problem with this is its a rather long wall and would make the room that much narrower. is it possible/allowable to locate the wall the typical 1" away from the foundation, go up 7 feet, jog in a few inches, and then back up? or would i have to move the pipe further into the room so that i could frame a straight wall, floor to ceiling, and then frame in pipe with a soffit?
Old 07-22-05, 06:19 PM
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I certainly would not move the pipe. Making a soffitt type space for the pipe would be my choice. I have never heard of a code that prohibits boxing in a pipe unless it would have something to do with the integrity of the wall. Good luck.

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