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Old 08-22-2019, 11:20 AM   #1
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Fireplace Buildout - What to do with Gas Key Valve?


Currently remodeling the build around our downstairs fireplace with some new bricks and some faux shiplap. In the lower left hand corner of the buildout sits the gas valve for the fireplace. What would be the best approach to cater to the valve? As of now, the plan is to lay a base 3/4" ply to nail on the shiplap tiles and cut a hole the size of the key valve for access. The hole would sit about 3.5" deep from the face of the shiplap.


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Or you can view my album to the left of the post and it's the only photo uploaded.
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Re: Fireplace Buildout - What to do with Gas Key Valve?


Hi Jeff,

In my past, I've deal with some LP gas type valves and one thing I'm sure of, they almost always wear out over time (sometimes many years, but they need replacing at some point). Typically, when they need to be replaced, you'll be a good bit older when it comes time to replace them if you stay in the home and access/getting to the valve will be an issue due to joint stiffness, etc.

All that said, I would consider making a simple country style access door of that left panel you're showing, with very simple hinges, lock and handle that match the style of your new fireplace. That way, if you want to add things behind the panel later or do repairs, it'll be much easier on you.

Just my .02, I hope this helps,

Dave
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