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Old 04-28-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Can anyone explain how to frame out a window in the basement when the interior wall is over a foot off the foundation?

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having the wall that far off the foundatin will create a very deep window box for trim. in that situation i woiuld attach pt wood nailers to around the perimeter of the window opening on the foundation. this will give added nailing for the window box. or if the window is smaller than the opening in the foundation installer nailers around the inside perimeter of the opening
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Ok so just put the PT wood even with the opening around all four sides and secure into the foundation? Then frame out the opening and trim the gap with wood?
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pressure treated must be used when wood is in contact with concrete
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I used PT 1x12 and boxed from the window to the stud wall on mine. I mounted the stud wall so far off the block to hide the SaniPro pipes/water pipes.
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  • Can you post pictures?
  • What is the depth from edge of stud wall to window?
  • Take a close-up picture of the space between the window frame and concrete. In most cases that space is 1-4" to 1/2".

Also, if your depth is greater than 11-1/4", then I would revert to Birch plywood. As long as you have enough space around perimeter of window to have 3/4" [birch] plus your PT build out [anywhere from 1/2" to 1" or so].

Building a box with Birch plywood for deeper than normal situation is one of your better options, unless of course you plan to drywall the opening. But remember to get get birch tape for edges.
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I'll post pictures on Tuesday.

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Sorry it took so long for me to post these

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If the wall has to be that far away then do as suggested above, birch plywood is a good idea.

Why is the wall so far away?
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Sewer line runs above the floor
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The only thing is I dont know if I have enough room to put PT on the inside then Birch on top of that.
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Sewer line runs above the floor
How high above the floor?

You could box them in on the bottom of the wall then have a narrower wall on top.

If you leave the wall out just use 2x8 or 2x10 to frame around the window, give you something to attach your birch box to.
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How high above the floor?

You could box them in on the bottom of the wall then have a narrower wall on top.
that is what i was going to say. make a seating area. or put shelving above the pipes.
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I was thinking of using the space for recessed shelving.

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