Hello all,

Looking for some advice on relocating a steam pipe. It's a 1927 "Arts and Crafts" house with Iron steam radiators. Everything works fine but I am renovating and have a steam riser to an upstairs bedroom 4" out from my front wall, kind of in the way of a clean look. It was once covered by a soffet like the others which sit against exterior walls, but this is now an interior wall.

If it can be done I'd like to hide the pipe in the wall (which I've already closed up I know...). We all know how hot these pipes can get- So what kind of clearance do I need with the sill plates I must run through to get it to the second floor? Is this too much heat to trap in a wall? (insulated of course) None of the existing pipes have a whole lot of clearance with the floorboards they pass through, but I don't want warping/cracking problems with the wall.

Thanks