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do we need to cover up the recess??

Posted by calypsochick (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 29, 10 at 8:34

Hi, all. Several weeks ago I had posted about the pipes behind our range, which were preventing the range from being pushed flush up against the wall. Well, it was fixed, and the wall was cut out a little and the pipes pushed into this recessed space. Everything is still exposed. Are we supposed to cover this up with compound? You don't see it because it's behind the range, and it's just a recess with the pipes sitting in it. But I don't know if I should patch it up.

Thanks!


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RE: do we need to cover up the recess??

Why bother. I would leave it as is in case you had to work on something at a later date. If nobody sees it, who care?


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RE: do we need to cover up the recess??

If it's an outside wall, open penetrations in the inside surface will partially defeat the insulation.


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RE: do we need to cover up the recess??

If you dont cover it, it is an easy access for for bugs to come in.


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RE: do we need to cover up the recess??

It's an internal wall...it is a wall that divides our living room and kitchen...


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