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Old 12-27-2010, 12:47 PM   #1
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how to hide pressure reg.

In the finished part of my basement, my main water line comes in. There is a shut off valve and a water pressure regulator in the wall. The previous owners built a box around it. Is there another way to hide this but still have access? Maybe something that would look better than what I have now?


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Old 12-27-2010, 01:17 PM   #2
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Hiding in plain sight?

Hanging a picture over it was the first thing that came to my mind.

I have a furnace door in my hall. I took the molding off then textured and painted the door just like the walls. Not very noticeable.

Hope this helps.


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Old 12-27-2010, 01:29 PM   #3
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I would first remove the trim, regardless; it's too obtrusive, even if it were cut square. After that, since the drywall is probably rough around the opening, I would square up the rough opening, and finish it with a corner bead, and then tack in some stops for a flush, painted, plywood panel, or, depending on your taste, simply hang a flag, macrame, picture, or surface mount shadow box over it. If you wanted to be creative, you could even build a flush shadow box, with mirrors or pictures set in line with the wall where the regulator and pipes don't allow for anything of depth.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:10 PM   #4
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You could place a full length mirror in front of it!

Then, if there's a pipe rupture somewhere in the house, someone can runaround looking for the shut-off while the house gets flooded!
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:09 AM   #5
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Princess and the pea.
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