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Obstacles

Post by [email protected] » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:15 pm

Any suggestions for something I could do to make these obstacles look like they are part of the room? Sorry I don't know why it attached my pics sideways and I'm a total newbie to this forum or any forum for that matter..
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Re: Obstacles

Post by [email protected] » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:17 pm

Meaning the Heating Ducting and the Water Line and Water Shut Off

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Re: Obstacles

Post by A. Spruce » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:19 pm

I'd simply fur out the framing, then install a door to access the shutoff. What is the ducting attached to?
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Re: Obstacles

Post by Shannon » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:55 am

Yes I would agree fury out the wall to hide the ducting. If you will be using a suspended ceiling then that water shut off will be accessible from the ceiling.
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Re: Obstacles

Post by [email protected] » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:35 pm

Thank you for the reply. The ducting goes to the front enterance so I can’t move it. I don’t plan on doing a drop ceiling and I have also thought about a door but I want to somehow make it look like it was part of the plan not an after thought.
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Re: Obstacles

Post by A. Spruce » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:04 am

To keep the framing around the obstacles minimal, you could either raise the elbow of the duct closer to the ceiling or change it out to 3x14 duct to get it into the stud bay. You'd have considerable more work to replace the duct, but it would give you the most space.

As for the access cover, how about something like this?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MR2IDMN
Keep in mind that if this needs to be a fire rated area, you'd have to use a metal door, not the plastic in this linked example.
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Re: Obstacles

Post by [email protected] » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:39 am

Great. Thank you for the suggestions. Hope you're not too close to all those fires burning in your state.
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Re: Obstacles

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:24 pm

I'm near the Campfire blaze that took out the town of Paradise, though I'm far enough away that the only issue we have is from the smoke. We're hoping for some rain this Wednesday to help clean the air, knock the dust down, and if we're really lucky, help with the fires.
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