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Is there a method to drywalling a wall with a lot of pipes?

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I would like to properly install a firewall in my utility room, on the wall that is shared with my house.  (I have a utility room that is similar to a garage, next to my house.)  The wall, however, has my hot water heater, laundry machines, and utiility sink, as well as pipes running along it.  I think it is going to be very difficult to drywall this with no openings.  Is there a special method to addressing this madness?  I can pull out the laundry machines, and am replacing my water heater soon, but I still cannot move the pipes.

Thank you,

Drywall Conundrum
asked in Car Garage by figfrog (120 points)
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Hi Figfrog,

Make the wall frame thicker (if possible of course) to conceal the pipes and install your drywall. If it is single 2x4, add furring strips to conceal whatever is sticking out. Other than that you’d have to redo the pipes so they fit inside the existing frame… no easy solution I’m afraid.
answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)