suggets how to frame this wall-pic


Old 12-01-08, 06:18 PM
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suggets how to frame this wall-pic

everything u see in this picture was done prior to me buying the house 4 years ago. the sewer line/plumbing is 9" from the concrete wall. it cant be put any closer to it. i plan on removing the steel studs due to the bottom plate being right on top of the slab and the top plate is right up against the copper heating pipe.

what would be the best method of framing & insulating this wall in regards to the plumbing?

(i hope i did the picture link right)

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Old 12-02-08, 08:57 PM
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If your intentions are to hide the pipes, you're going to have to do pretty much what the previous owners started to do and maybe even further from the wall. At lot of space will be lost. Are you going to finish the entire basement?
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I agree that stell studs should not be touching copper pipes. But where else in the bottom plate to go if not on the floor, probably should be a PT wood plate. Studs should be 16"OC. For insulation, I might use 2" EPS foam fixed to the foundation walls, but leave pipes exposed to surrounding air. Boxing around pipes is often challenging.

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