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guptaravik
Remove Kitchen Soffit

We are planning to remodel our kitchen and we have soffits in all the walls. We were thinking of removing the soffits. Most of the soffits are clear except one of them have plumbing pipe. We were wondering if these pipes can be rearranged which will open up the space for the taller wall cabinets.
Is it feasible to have the plumbing rearranged?

jkirk
Re: Remove Kitchen Soffit

sounds like the house is from the 60's provided the soffits are completely empty... it was sort of the style back then

in regars to moving the plumbing, you'll have to talk to your plumber he can tell you whether or not its possible depending ont eh layout of the new kitchen cabinets and how your house is framed

dj1
Re: Remove Kitchen Soffit

Your plumbing could be moved, but at what cost?

Get at least 3 estimates and ask the plumbers to include everything in their bids, so that you don't have any unpleasant surprises later.

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Remove Kitchen Soffit

What kind of pipe is it? Supply? waste? vent?

guptaravik
Re: Remove Kitchen Soffit

Thank you all for the responses. Please see attached pictures. These are the PVC plumbing pipes and I was wondering if they can be rearranged. Thank you in advance.

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guptaravik
Re: Remove Kitchen Soffit
guptaravik wrote:

Thank you all for the responses. Please see attached pictures. These are the PVC plumbing pipes and I was wondering if they can be rearranged. Thank you in advance.

Please see the attached pictures and advise if they can be rearranged without spending a fortune.

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Remove Kitchen Soffit

Can you make the first picture a lot larger?

dj1
Re: Remove Kitchen Soffit

The photos are unclear, bu these look like drain pipes, and they could be rerouted, providing you have an alternative route with a required slope.

If you do, it won't be dirt cheap to do, I doubt if you could find a bargain.

guptaravik
Re: Remove Kitchen Soffit

Today, I took out the portion of the drywall from the soffit and please see attached pictures of the PVC pipes. I hope this will provide you a better view and you may be able to make recommendations.

If the pipes on the right side can be moved up I may have enough space to place the 42 inch cabinets. In worst case scenario, I may have to cut the cabinets in the back. Looking at the big pipes, I guess I should leave them alone. Please advice.

Gizmo
Re: Remove Kitchen Soffit

Looks like drain pipes to me. What about all the electrical. Its not gonna be easy anyway ya look at it.

dj1
Re: Remove Kitchen Soffit

From your new photos, it doesn't seem like you have any extra space to re-route your drain pipes.

You could still re-modify your new cabinets to allow your pipes to stay as are.

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