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Old 03-08-2010, 11:01 PM   #1
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Radiator Cover Fix


Hello everyone,
I have recently built a radiator cover out and of course i ran into a problem! I had to have my radiator valve replaced after a leak had occurred and now i cannot get my cover to fit because of the size of the valve. My rad is in the corner of my room so i cut the right side flush with the face frame so the cover would fit nice and tight into the corner. The problem now is that the new valve sticks out about 3/4" to the left pushing the right side off the wall. Is there anything i can add to the cover to make up the gap without looking crappy or should i just make a new top for it? Here are some pics of the cover...
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:07 PM   #2
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I was planning on having the back and right side mounted to the walls with a removable system just in case the rad needed to be repaired or cleaned. I am going to added braces in the back and add cleats to the inside of the front face frame to add support. Also, this was my first real attempt at "wood working" so any feedback would be highly appreciated

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Do you have a pic with it in place ?
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I will post one up shortly
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:25 AM   #5
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Ok as you can see the rad stick off the wall 1.5" rigt now due to the modling but i already knew that. my plan was to cut the molding to accept the cover and make it flush against the wall. The problem is when the new valve for the rad was installed it sticks out 3/4 to the left making my cover stick off the right side of the wall 3/4. anyone have any ideas for a quick fix? i spent a few hours making this from scratch i really dont want to make another one.
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