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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 12-15-2016 12:43 AM 1268 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I am working on my overhead storage for the past few weeks and one night I drop my hammer and it falls down against the wall. No problem right. Yeah until I remember that is the wall that has the exposed water pipe to the sink. No nothing happened this time but not wanting future problems I decided time to fix this.

Basic carpentry 101, and welcome to Murphy’s Law 101 as well. As I worked my way across the wall in 4 foot sections I realize that the drift on the wall to the concrete block is getting bigger. Actually 7/8 of an inch bigger over a 8 feet span. So much for a simple cut and install job. Had to scribe it and account for the drift to make the wall be flush to the concrete block below.

While I could have done a stain and some creative designs I had to remind myself this is merely a cover for the water pipe and one that is almost completely covered up by all my cabinets and equipment. Kept it simple except to paint a blue line where the water pipe is. I do not want to wonder later where I can or cannot put a screw. This keeps it simple and easy. Of course took extra time to finish so the shop was a disaster zone for a week.

Nothing fancy but a pipe breaking from a fallen hammer or chunk of something flying across the shop is a bigger mess and more inconvenient than slapping up a cover today and calling it done.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-15-2016 01:59 AM

Excellent solution, Gunny!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-15-2016 02:13 AM

Thanks Jim!! I got a Air Filtration System from a friend for Christmas the day after I got this done. Still working on how to mount that.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 12-15-2016 01:24 PM

Very good idea with the blue stripe. Really like the simple approach.

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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#4 posted 12-23-2016 07:45 AM

Good idea, the old ounce of prevention theory. Nice job using the blue for potable water color code.

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