Another pre-drywall project that I forgot to list was to box in the radon vent that entered the attic shelf over the storage closet.
The vent has a slant to it that meant the lower part was uneven with the cross piece.
A large area of the pipe protruded from the ceiling and I needed to figure out how to disguise it under drywall.
I decided to put in a peak at the hallway entrance to add drama and to help draw the eye away from the boxed in radon pipe. On the left the radon pipe is boxed in with one and two by lumber. Old pieces were used whenever possible.
Originally I thought I might do a double peak with the left side being wood and the right metal to meet up with the metal studs.
I thought that it might be easier to drywall that way but then after thinking about it, I changed my mind and took down the metal side and cut back the wood side. The final plan was to have another cross piece in the peak that would meet the 2 x 4 across the rear for the “ceiling” of the peak. The rear 2×4 needed to be shimmed down a bit to allow for the full slant of the pipe. And the cross piece is squared to that rear piece.
The final boxing in includes nailers for the drywall on all surfaces. The shelf area over the closet has nailers for a drywall panel in front of the randon pipe. Plus metal studs were used to fill in around the vacuum pipe in the side wall over the master bedroom door. The metal studs allow the header for the door to meet up with the light shelf/ductwork above. There will be a lot of cutting and fitting in this area but I think I have the boxing figured out.