06:32AM | 04/14/01
Member Since: 03/15/01
3 lifetime posts
The basement to our new house was just put in, as well as, the drains for the entire house. Is there a reason why the drains from the 1st and 2nd floor don't run right up against the basement walls??

I have about 8 drains running down into the basement and they are spaced off the concrete call by about 10-12". When I go to finish the basement, I'm going to need to frame a "box" around these. Wouldn't it be better if the drains where running closer to the basement call so that the "box" can be MUCH SMALLER?? Is this spacing "code"?


04:10AM | 04/16/01
Member Since: 01/28/01
171 lifetime posts
The most likely answer is that it's much easier for the builder when there's room to work. If put against the basement wall, it's a pain. This includes laying the footer, building the foundation wall (forming concrete or laying block), as well as running the pipe. This also applies to you. I'm running into hassles with the ductwork, gas line, and hot & cold water which all run along one wall.


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