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Old 07-03-2007, 03:36 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Default Help Me Cover Up Water Heater

I really need help. I have my home on the market, and in my laundry room I have a small area that has the water heater in it. I need to cover it up. The woman before us, had a tension rod there with some awful country blue curtain. It did serve the purpose of covering the area up but I hated the color. I know I can do that again with a diffrent color of course, but I was thinking of a blind or something. The area I need covered is 96X52. Does anyone have any suggestions? I looked at JcPennys and Home Depot and unless I want to special order it (which I am not interested in spending that much money) they didn't have anything in that size.

HELP PLEASE!!

Amy
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:52 AM
 
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Default Use a bifold door

Lot of those applications cover it up with a bifold door. Or you can get a folding closet door. These fold up like an accordian bellows. Might need a bit of wood / drywall to get it in. They do make some long vertical hanging blinds. To avoid special sizes you need to be able to reduce the opening size with some framing / drywall. Next guy that has to work on the water heater will love you.

Starting to sound like that tension rod and curtain will be back in action. Go for pink or mauve with stripes. One idea might be to get some fancy carpet runner and hang that and make it look like a musem piece.
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Yea I can do the bifold door, but my husband would have to make a header becuase they don't make a door that tall. It would just be too much work and he is not here to do it. So I don't know what to do now....
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Old 07-03-2007, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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How about hanging one of those stick bamboo shades from the ceiling or floor joists? I blocked off my basement work area with those, and they looked great. Or a white vinyl room divider, the kind that you see outdoors camoflauging garbage cans and the like.
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:03 AM
 
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If your water heater is gas, your individual building codes just might not allow you to hang a very flammable curtain 2 inches from it.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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If you want to sell your house, don't Mickey Mouse it up, spend a few bucks and do it correctly. Hire a handy man and go with the bi fold doors. It won't be that expensive. A couple hundred bucks to sell a house is chicken feed.
Cut corners and watch the house sit there....!
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Right were I should be!
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Get some flame retardant safety orange material. with a thick black indelible marker write 'DO NOT LOOK BEHIND THIS CURTAIN' or 'THIS IS A PRETTY WAY TO COVER THIS MESS'. Prospective buyers love that.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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get some standard bifold closet doors and hinge them together to make a standing room divider. Paint the same as your walls or match other doors and trim.see this for concept-http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_furniture/article/0,2025,DIY_13756_5053825,00.html

or google 'cheap room divider screens' and get stuff like-
Room Dividers Screens & Partitions
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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crazyma has got it right. I see many homes that have a screen made out of free standing bi-fold doors.
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