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Old 09-03-2015, 03:59 PM   #1
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Need help deciding how to conceal A/C electrical in closet


I am currently finishing a basement playroom with drywall for our son. There is an alcove area that will be used a closet/storage room for toys. However the lines for the A/C run down from the ceiling and out the wall to unit.
I need to conceal the lines so that if he gets into the closet, little hands won't get into trouble.
My initial thought of course was to build out a small pillar with studs and drywall. With only needing to come out 3-4 inches.
My second thought was to possibly just use some 5 inch corrugated drainage piping and put a slit down the length and fix it around the lines as a faux-conduit. I have extra piping, so its something I have on hand.

Any thoughts. suggestions?

Thanks!

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Old 09-03-2015, 08:40 PM   #2
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Probably simpler just to make the whole back of the closet a couple inches forward. If the closet isn't that wide you won't lose much. You could also build the lines into one of the sidewalls of the closet.
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And mark the location. One of the very few claims my insurance company paid was when some dumb butt ran a freon line right behind drywall and then the owner wanted curtains mounted there.
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Old 09-05-2015, 10:25 AM   #4
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Hat channel, or you can bend some sheet metal to cover.
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