How to box in a whole mess of pipes, pumps and tanks...

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How to box in a whole mess of pipes, pumps and tanks...

Post: #155692 mybarnconversion
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:10 pm

Having installed solar water panels and a big accumulator, I'm left with a challenge that's beyond my puzzle solving skills. I need to box in all the pumps, pipes and tanks, that now occupy my son's bedroom. As you can see quite a challenge:

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Anyone got any ideas how to go about boxing this lot in? -- I've tried the line that it's installation art, but my wife's not buying it ;)

There's a bit more information / pictures on my blog... http://www.mybarnconversion.com/2009/05 ... ng-clever/

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Re: How to box in a whole mess of pipes, pumps and tanks...

Post: #155707 happy place
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:58 pm

try thinking of it as 2 different jobs so build a cuboard type affair arround the blue contraption
first then build another cubaord type thing round header tank looks fairly straight forward to me
just use 2b2 batton for the frame work and thin ply or t n g for the skin
i know this probably aint making much sense but im ok with practical but sh#tte with words (dyslexic) :roll: :scratch: :wink:
try hard mean well and never give up

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Re: How to box in a whole mess of pipes, pumps and tanks...

Post: #155745 Clara
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:43 am

happy place - don't suppose you fancy a few days in the sun,in exchange for boxing in my pipework that makes that lot look tame?! :lol:
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Re: How to box in a whole mess of pipes, pumps and tanks...

Post: #155837 happy place
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:51 pm

lovely idea but the mrs :angryfire: may not agree :lol: :lol:
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Re: How to box in a whole mess of pipes, pumps and tanks...

Post: #155972 mybarnconversion
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:34 pm

happy place wrote:try thinking of it as 2 different jobs so build a cuboard type affair arround the blue contraption
first then build another cubaord type thing round header tank looks fairly straight forward to me
just use 2b2 batton for the frame work and thin ply or t n g for the skin
i know this probably aint making much sense but im ok with practical but sh#tte with words (dyslexic) :roll: :scratch: :wink:


2 jobs seems a good way to look at it - & painted T&G can look good... thanks happy!


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