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Soffit advice

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I am planning to put the "ladder" of the soffit on this side of pipe to conceal the pipe coming out of ceiling. Correct plan?
 
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Old 06-01-13, 10:52 AM
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What is the point of covering the top of the pipe when the bottom is still visible. I would build a wall from floor to ceiling and completely encase the pipe.
 
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Angry

Can't really build a wall in that spot. I was going to box in the pipe in a column though.
 
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Old 06-01-13, 11:12 AM
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The cleanout must remain accessible. If enclosed in a column, it must still have a cleanout cover plate.
 
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Yep. Know about the clean out
 
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Anyone else to comment on?
 
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Old 06-02-13, 01:26 PM
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Yeah, build the column around it and modify the top part to cover the wye and build a door for the cleanout. You mentioned "soffit", and I was initially thinking you were building a long soffit across this entire area. I would just box in the offending pipe and move on.

And we did this back in March, too. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/ba...lp-needed.html
 
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I am talking about a soffit going from left of wye to cover beam and ducts. Then building column around pipe. In march I was thinking about a wall but am just going with 2 columns. I just wanted advice on whether to encase the wye part of pie into soffit or not.
Didn't know I was irritating you with my questions. I guess I will go to other sites.
 
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Old 06-02-13, 05:21 PM
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Free advice...good advice... not sure what seems to have offended you.
 
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You didn't offend me. I can't be offended, sorry. I believe if you read the March posts, the matter of the pipe was addressed via a wider wall. However, if that's not in the works, now, then so be it. I just didn't want to fight to gain the same ground twice. What type ceiling are you planning?
 
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If it were me, I would build a 2' wide (approx) soffit from the staircase past the pipe to cover the pipe and beam, then narrow it down to a 1' wide soffit for the rest of the run to cover the beam. I don't like rooms with a whole lot of jut-outs. I'd rather lose a bit of ceiling space than having these 'random' boxes... but that's just my opinion.
 
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Old 06-03-13, 08:28 AM
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I guess the plumbers can comment on this.....

Why the wye? Couldn't the drain be reconfigured with a sanitary tee, have the connections done inside the joist cavity? Why does it come off the toilet at 45 degrees. Would make for a cleaner install on the columns and eliminate the need for the soffit.
 
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