Wood enclosure for pipes


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Old 12-24-17, 07:20 PM
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Wood enclosure for pipes

What's the easiest way of enclosing these pipes to protect them?
These are inside a cupboard.
Doesn't have to be finished very well but I might drywall eventually.
Even plywood might do bit I'm not sure how to build the frame.
 
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Old 12-25-17, 06:19 AM
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Hmm...I guess it depends ob how nice you want it to look. If you ever need to service them, then you'll want something that can easily be removed. I would build a smaller sized box that would slide into the existing cavity leaving enough room behind it to allow for the pipes. For the time being, you could just prop a board on edge to protect them from being hit by storage items.
 
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Old 12-25-17, 06:27 AM
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After rotating and reorienting the pics I see it differently. This is a tall cupboard as opposed to a half as I first saw it.

Using 2 x 4's and 1/4 wall board I would build a wall that can be taken out for future maintenance.
 
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Old 12-25-17, 07:38 AM
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Just got to ask, why was it plumbed and wired like that instead of running it behind the drywall where it would not be seen at all?
 
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Old 12-25-17, 08:16 AM
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Blue pipe was installed originally and I need to orient it the same as the white. Presumably, the installer thought it easier than damaging the wall. So, now I have to make a wall around it.
Do I build a frame or something else?
It runs vertically and then connects to a horizontal section before going up again to the 2nd floor.
So the vertical frame needs to join the horizontal.
 
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Old 12-25-17, 11:54 PM
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Do I build a frame or something else?
It runs vertically and then connects to a horizontal section before going up again to the 2nd floor.
So the vertical frame needs to join the horizontal.
 
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Old 12-26-17, 07:11 AM
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Attach framing 2x's to the wall and cover with 1/4" plywood. Attach the plywood with screws to allow easy removal if needed.
 
 

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