Running PVC in between basement wall studs

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Old 08-22-20, 03:09 PM
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Running PVC in between basement wall studs

I'm installing a sink in a bar for our basement. The sink drain is like 20' away. I assume I would need to cut a bunch of 15" PVC pipes and connect them with couplers? I don't think one continuous PVC pipe would be able to fit from the sink to the drain....or am I missing something? Tks!
 
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Old 08-22-20, 04:21 PM
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A drain like that would typically be put under the concrete floor, or would be run behind a wall, not through it.
 
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Yea....good point. I'll even see if I could run it in front of the wall but somehow box it off. Tks!
 
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Old 08-22-20, 08:13 PM
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Whether you are notching or drilling, most walls need to be 2x6 in order to run plumbing in them, or you are notching too much wood out. So if you wanted to run it along the existing wall, you could build a 2x6 wall in front of it, and notch the back side of that wall over the pipe. Half walls dont look bad since you can trim the top of the wall and make a place to display pictures, knickknacks and such.
 
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The bar is going to be against a rear basement wall. It's not load bearing as the joists sit on top of the sill and the wall is placed underneath the joists. Additionally, I could reinforce the cutouts with what I've found as 16-gauge galvanized stud shoes.
 
 

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