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post #1 of 12 Old 06-19-2013, 02:58 PM - Thread Starter
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My main line spigot protrudes about 1" from the framing in the back of my room, not in the immediate theater area. However, we're soundproofing the entire room and I was looking for ideas on how to handle this. I'll upload a picture when I get to a pc.

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sacrifice the inch, add furring to the framing so that the pipe is in the wall. I would have either framed it out in the beginning or moved the pipe.
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Thanks Big. The whole pipe is in the framing, I don't think I was clear. Here's the pic:

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I need to be able to access the shut-off.
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that is a valve not a spigot, You will need to leave a hole in the wall and then cover the hole with well sealed cover that is of equal construction (mass and dampening) as your wall system. You will also need to make it so that you can quickly remove it or a cover.
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Whoops, shows how much I know. Looks like I'll fashion some sort of panel with DD/GG and then figure out a way to seal it. Maybe hinge it and use strong magnets with a rubber seal.
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I had considered that, but we're planning for a kitchenette along that wall.
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Good call! Thanks! That's why I ask these questions here. I just have to check the height, as I think I put that top outlet receptacle at 42"
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Put in a Ball Valve, get rid of that Gate valve first, while you can. You can get remote shut-offs that if you have a leak, will shut off the main, so that you do not have to go hunting for the panel in a hurry, for that valve. If you do want to make sure you know where it is, put a panel with some type of clue on it, that you know it is behind it, but is not obvious to someone just walking in the room. Make it a family joke, during the build, so at least there is a Easter egg in the build.
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I would also follow the path and see if the main line goes into an unfinished area of the basement before being distributed. If yes I would put a another shut off there. I'm not well versed in city water supply codes and whether there has to be a valve within x feet of entering the house. But if you can add one in a more accessible location rather than buried in a cabinet I would do it without thinking twice about it.
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