Hiding piping in finished basement closet

Old 05-06-12, 07:12 AM
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Hiding piping in finished basement closet

Hi all,

I just bought a townhome and need help hiding some piping in finished basement closet. I've attached a picture. I'm not sure why they put carpeting around it, but can anyone offer advice on how to hide/cover up the piping? And shouldn't I add some type of floor cover so the dirt is hidden?

Thanks for any advice!

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Old 05-06-12, 08:18 AM
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In my opinion you should not cover this in any way other then with something temporary like a curtain. I can't really tell if this is a sump pump (to remove water from the basement drain tile) or a ejector pump (for ejecting sewage). Easy way to find out is to run water in a basement bath or laundry tub and see if the pump starts. Anyway it should be left open do that it can be accessed later when the pump fails.

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