I am replacing my galvanised pipe (insurance requirement) with 1/4" copper pipe in my basement ceiling (90 year old house) and I want to conserve as much headroom as possible. Is it feasible to notch out the joist, run the pipe through these notches with noise reduction material, and a metal protector plate to cover the pipe to keep nails and screws from puncturing the pipe as opposed to strapping the pipe and then furring the joists so I can install a ceiling.
Never notch out a joist since the top & bottom are stress points. Instead, consider drilling holes thru the middle area Later can seal around holes/pipr with expanding foam.
LDoyle is correct. Never notch a joist. Drill an oversized hole in the middle of the joist and run the line through there. 1/4" copper is easy to work with and you can bend it slightly, but take care not to kink it.
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