How should I frame this wall?

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Old 05-24-14, 06:02 PM
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How should I frame this wall?

I'm in the planning stage for my basement finish project. I have one wall with a 3" drain running nearly horizontal almost the entire length. I suppose I have two options for framing this wall.

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1. Frame 1" out from the obstruction, losing about 5-6" of space.

2. Attach framing to the wall using some kind of anchor system to keep the studs in place. place some sort of protection over the drain (behind the drywall) as to avoid future nails puncturing it. lose only an inch or two.

There are also a window and a door in this wall, so the trim would be affected by the choice as well.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 
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Old 05-24-14, 06:22 PM
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Welcome to the forums! You are going to lose 5" or more of space, I would erect a 6" wall using 2x6 lumber, extend the window jambs and door jambs. That way you don't have to worry, about framing around it all. Make a provision in your adjacent wall for the cleanout. You will have to cut out and use no-nail plates to span across where your pipe goes.
 
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Old 05-24-14, 07:02 PM
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I would probably frame a 2x4 wall in front of the 3" pipe so as to completely avoid any notching. Place perpendicular blocking between your floor joists so that you can attach the top plate to that.

I have to ask... why isn't that pipe completely up inside the floor joists?
 
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@Chandler, thanks for the welcome! I didn't think about going 2x6 and notching out for the pipe. That seems fine to me as this wall will be used only to support the attached drywall. Is there a limit to how deep a notch I should use in the 2x6? Ie... don't cut out more than half the total width of the stud?

@xsleeper, I ask myself that question every time I go down there.

Thanks for the replies!
 
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The 2x4 wall makes better sense and saves time with minimal loss of space. I agree,that must be a long run to be on the wall like that.
 
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Personally I'd take a completely different approach...

Well first I'd see if I could just raise the whole thing up into the joist space as mentioned...

but then I'd move the pipe OUT from the cement wall and put the stud wall behind the pipe, then frame a box around it that sticks out by 6", making a nice looking shelf to put things on. It would frame the window perfectly.
 
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