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Old 05-20-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
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Framing a Wall with a Soffit on Top

Hi all,

Iím framing my basement and I have a question. Can I build a soffit on top of an outside wall? I have pipes running the length of the basement along the outside wall. I want to build a soffit to enclose the pipes and attach the top plate to the soffit instead of the joists. Is that possible? It would be shallow soffit and I could build it with 2x4 instead of 2x2. What do you think?
I would just be so much easier than rerouting all the supply lines.

Thanks for any advise. Seth R.


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It's done many times and will look fine when finished. Becareful not to hide those things that shouldn't be hidded i.e. gas pipe connections boxes etc.


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