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Old 03-06-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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Good Morning-

We are trying to save as much headroom as we can in our basement but we a have a 9'x5' area in a bedroom that needs to be enclosed with a soffit- the duct work & plumbing is 100% in that area - no space to go in-between to attach 2x4 to drop down (possible could fit a 1 x2, but it would be tricky). Anyone have suggestions as to how to make this strong enough for the drywall?

We've had someone suggest priming & texturing the ductwork and painting it - no soffit needed- Opinions on that?

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Not sure if you have seen this, but this is a pretty standard way to frame a bulkhead.

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Thanks- we have seen that one
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So does that one drop it too low for you?
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Dt,
I sometimes use t & g pine for duct areas. It will easily span 5'. You could just about butt it up to the ductwork. Just build a drop on the open side and put a 2 x 2 cleat on the wall side.
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firehawk- that looks great! I will show hubby that picture!

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