Chases in Walls.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

To limit the effect of chases cut into walls in reducing strength or stability, vertical chases should not be deeper than one-third of the thickness of solid walls or a leaf of a cavity wall and horizontal chases not deeper than one-sixteenth. A chase is a recess, cut or built in a wall, inside which small service pipes are run and then covered with plaster or walling.

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