Any issues with leaving an 8in gap between basement concrete wall and stud frame?
I am looking to frame out some of the unfinished part of my basement and there is a waste pipe running along the ceiling at the top of the concrete basement wall so I can’t tie the stud wall in at the top. I wanted to keep it simple and avoid boxing it out by just bringing the stud wall out 8 iinches from the concrete as the space is not critical. I thought I would leave the 8 inch gap behind the stud at the end open to the rest of the un finished side of the basement since the waste pipe continues beyond where wall would be. Would this cause any problems and would there be any fire risk considerations?