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Add a ceiling access panel above shower valve area for future plumbing access?

is it a stupid idea to add a ceiling access panel on the bathroom ceiling above the shower valve /drain area for future plumbing access? Is a plastic one ok or metal ones are better?
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Drain plug or nut in basement hidden in drywall

I have two houses that have different drain plug / nut design in the basement. House 1 has the plug all the way inside drywall like this: Do I suppose to drywall over and hide it? Or do I install ...
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Convert drop ceiling to drywall but with plumbing access

My basement bathroom has drop ceiling currently and it's rather a large area with all plumbing there (from top 2 bathroom): It is almost 3x5 feet area. If I cover most with drywall and have access ...
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To keep or not to keep: attic panels in a closet

I have two of these wall panels in a walk in closet: Behind them is crawl space over a garage ceiling: I’d like to remove the panels and replace with flat drywall, effectively closing this space off ...
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Cutting and repairing drywall ceiling above shower stall

We just purchased a house and I want to run low-voltage cables (Cat6 + RG6) from the basement to the attic. I have a good route up a 10"x18" chase currently occupied by only a few water pipes, which ...
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I need a neat solution for lifting a floor boarded trap door

I've just had a 'trap door' replaced in a floor boarded floor. The previous trap door just had a couple of finger holes in it to lift it out, however: This was not particularly neat The trap door is ...
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Attic Access Hole in Ceiling - Guidance [closed]

I need to have attic access in my bonus room. The space above the ceiling is very tight, but there is inadequate insulation and I need to add support for a projector. I will be crawling around up ...
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Access Panel to gas stove shutoff valve on other side of wall in laundry room to code?

My location is Burlington County, NJ The cabinetry to the right side of the stove top cabinet has drawers in it. Typically I would put the access panel for the shutoff valve right in the side of an ...
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Opening Ademco Vista 20p panel

(Sorry if this is the wrong site for this question.) I just bought a house which has a Brinks home security system. The service is not active. I believe the main system is an Ademco Vista 20p, or ...
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Attic ladder for tight space, little clearance [closed]

Overview Cozy (small!) wartime house ca. 1942. The cover to the attic is showing signs of wear, replacing the cover with a maple hatch would be easy. Who wants easy, though? Problem There isn't a ...
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Utility panels, gas pipe and building an extension

I've found a property I want to buy, renovate and put a side extension on. The side I want to extend currently has utility boxes on the external wall eg gas meter and I think also the gas pipe entry ...
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Making piping easily accessible inside shower

A plumber has just repaired a leak in my shower tap pipes. To do this he had to smash out tiles from the shower wall, and now I am left with a big hole to repair: I could re-tile this hole but if I ...
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Is an electrical blank (or anything you have to screw off) an acceptable access panel?

Never installed an access panel that wasn't a lid or door. If we have to screw it off is it code for an access panel? See other question for example: What can I use for a very small access panel?
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What can I use for a very small access panel?

I have a gas shut-off valve for my oven that needs access in the ceiling of my basement. I currently just have the shut-off itself cut out and it is about 2 inches from the edge of the wall. The pop-...