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So i've got 1 wall finally framed, and on to the next one.

The problem is that i need a soffit to surround the main drain pipes.

A contractor suggested i could build a 2x4 ladder frame attached to the joists.
and then take 2x4 from that ladder to the wall, and attach the top plate there.
And do the usual attaching studs to that top plate and a glued/screwed bottom plate.

SO the top plate is only held into place by the L shaped soffit.

Would that be sufficient?
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Need a picture, that is not how I would do it. I would anchor the wall with standoff clips to the exterior foundation. IB3 clips from soundproofingcompany.com

Then ladder down from the joists. But just put a 2x2 on the wall and bridge under the pipe with drywall. Don't waste the height for bottom framing.
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Sorry can get pics later, but is it ok to penetrate the foam insulation, that i spent so much time making air tight?

Or just seal around the holes made?

And sound proofing isnt an issue, what should i use to attach top plate to concrete foundation wall?
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Ok so i got some pics... this is the wall in question, its 16' long and 8' 2" tall



Here is how I wanna attach the top plate... picture that horizontal 2x4 being the plate, and yes it will be level wink.gif

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Here's a side view

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What do you guys think, will that be sturdy enough?

THen i'll put a ladder frame outside of pipe, and ledger on wall and sheet rock across..

Its hard to get a good solid screw in that angle, i'm hoping one every 3' would sure it up.

And that foundation wall is plumb as can be. phewww...
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BUMP, any opinions???
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Here's my opinion....listen to Big. I lost 2" of headroom under my soffit because I used cross pieces on the bottom.

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First your plumber was lazy and you should move that pipe closer to the ceiling, easy job.

You can use any kind of L bracket and anchor either the top plate or some studs to the perimeter foundation. Seal the holes in the insulation.
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Yeah, thats one of 1000 shortcuts KBHomes took on my house....
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$20 in parts, a saw and a couple hours of your time and it would be moved. Just flush a 2 gallon jug of pine scented bleach down a nerby toilet before you cut the line and make sure no one is using any water. Then you just cut the pipes add some PVC fittings with glue and what ever pipe extensions you need.
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Just flush a 2 gallon jug of pine scented bleach down a nerby toilet before you cut the line....

I never though of doing something like this. What a great idea for those "stinky" jobs! biggrin.gif

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I never though of doing something like this. What a great idea for those "stinky" jobs! biggrin.gif


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