pipe chase

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1. A continuous recess built into a wall to receive pipes, ducts, etc.; a wall chase.
2. A groove cut in a masonry wall to receive a pipe, conduit, etc.
3. To decorate metalwork by tooling on the exterior surface.
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To accommodate these pipes, before filling in the pipe chase with concrete we inserted pipe sleeves consisting of lengths of PVC pipe.
"It looks at this point that it started from a pantry area on the first floor and went up the pipe chase," Chief Kochanowski said.
Maintenance men working in the defendant's vacant apartment discovered a military survival knife hidden in a pipe chase. Serological examination revealed traces of human blood, but no typing was possible.