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Old 05-02-2016, 05:59 PM   #1
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Soffitt above tub


This home is 45 years old. There's a soffit abive the tub/ shower. Why did they put these in? Is it because the std enclosures are 7'? Are they needed for any other reason? It seems to be coated in a foil material.

I'd like to raise the ceiling up to the truss chord. Any reason not to?

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Old 05-02-2016, 07:08 PM   #2
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Could be a chase for wiring, HVAC, rafters in the way.
Only way to know is get in the attic and see what's going on.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:13 PM   #3
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They built the soffit for the appearance, most people think it looks better. There's a good chance that once it was framed, the electrician may have run wires inside it instead of over the ceiling joists, but who knows? I doubt there's any HVAC there, that would make no sense unless you see the same soffit in the next rooms too.

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