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mlitt55 06-10-2011 09:25 AM

3/4" copper from bsmt to 2nd flr attic
How do you drill holes, thru fire stops/headers from the bsmt or attic, when they are 10 ft away in the walls?

I need to run a water line from the bsmt, up to my attic. The area around the soil pipe is too crowded, and the laundry chute/chimney is also blocked.

So I need to make a new run up.

Any idea's on how this is done?

thanks all !!


Stanchek 06-10-2011 10:59 AM

You'll have to cut out the drywall to drill the holes. I don't see any other way around it.

Alan 06-10-2011 10:58 PM

The other option is to leave it exposed, mount it to existing sheetrock and build a small soffit around it.

COLDIRON 06-12-2011 09:43 AM

Just drill the holes through the fire stops and put a sleeve in.

When you have completed the job buy fire stop caulking and just caulk around the pipes real good. The caulking is approved at high temps.

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