Hello all -
Since the cabinet under my corner tank is small, I knew how crowded it was going to be when I installed a 10 pound CO2 bottle underneath. It arrived and wow it's tight down there. Add to that the fact that Denver gets really hot in the summer and we have no AC, and the cabinet really cooks in the summer time.
I realized that there is a huge closet right on the other side of the wall and if I could punch a hole in the wall, I could put everything on the other side. It would really only add a foot or so to the cable/hose/tube run and it would get ALL the electronics and motors out of there which will help with heat.
I drilled an exploratory hole and sure enough, it's totally hollow and only 6 inches through including drywall. I used a 2 inch hole bit and opened it up and it looks perfect for my need!
But, how to clean up and seal the hole? To avoid any issues with moisture/anything I think I can just inject a bunch of great stuff expanding foam and get a seal around the hole, so sealing isn't a problem. But, I'd like to put some kind of duct to make it cosmetically reasonable.
I thought of using a dryer duct - a nice 4 inch metal duct. I think they make end pieces that aren't too ugly. Does anyone have an idea to put a sort of duct into the wall so that it will look OK and have irregular edges (lots of AC etc. will go through) ?
The dryer duct is my best idea! thanks