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Old 11-28-2018, 11:52 PM   #1
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Advisable To Add Pipes/Electric To Demising Wall?


Hi! My husband and I are working on remodeling a commercial space to be a coffee/tea shop. Part of the plan is to add plumbing lines and electric work into a drywall that turns out to be a demising wall. We were advised not to cut into this demising wall and instead build a whole other drywall on top of it in order to add this plumbing/electric work. Now does that make sense? Or is this person just trying to find an excuse to charge more money? Any help/advice would be appreciated!
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:57 PM   #2
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Re: Advisable To Add Pipes/Electric To Demising Wall?


may be part of a fire rated assembly and shouldn't be messed with.

check with your ahj or fire marshall.

what do the plans/permit say?

are you a contractor or a diy tea shop owner?

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Along with being a fire-rated assembly, the demising wall is more than likely owned by the building owner.

Interior plumbing and electrical for your space is your responsibility, so the owner probably doesn't want it in the public wall.

Your Designer, Contractor, and Inspector should have a handle on this.

Right?
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So, you want to know if the GC you're hiring is ripping you off on this issue.

Nope, thread closed in my book...
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