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Namechange2020onceagain Thu 25-Jun-20 16:55:38

Just retiled the kitchen and have this old capped off gas pipe that we can't remove and would love some ideas on what to use to hide it. It measures about 5cm x 5cm.

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Freddiefox Thu 25-Jun-20 17:25:02

How high is it? Can you put a shelf under it?

BillywigSting Thu 25-Jun-20 17:25:47

Shower radio?

Nonononon Thu 25-Jun-20 17:28:15

How disappointing..

Nonononon Thu 25-Jun-20 17:29:27

Anyway. Do what I do with almost anything. Poly filler it, sand down till smooth then paint it.

hellsbellsmelons Thu 25-Jun-20 17:30:08

Could you put a picture or a hanging plaque type thing up there?
It really would depend how high it is and in what part of the kitchen.

RedLemon Thu 25-Jun-20 17:30:41

I came on to say all knobs are unsightly, but I see now that yours is particularly so.

Could you hang a spice rack or similar over it?

IDontDrinkTea Thu 25-Jun-20 17:31:43

This is not the type of knob pic I was expecting grin

youwereagoodcakeclyde Thu 25-Jun-20 17:32:23

Ace title
Your knob looks smaller than the dimensions you are quoting
Is there a work surface underneath it?

AlCalavicci Thu 25-Jun-20 17:34:41

How about this ?
www.amazon.co.uk/BabySecurity-Single-Electric-Socket-Cover/dp/B000X1DNIM/ref=pd_bxgy_img_2/262-3910394-7916615?psc=1&pf_rd_p=8fda86c3-ed56-4a08-b241-1bb18e3aa3f8&_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_wg=DMD8F&pf_rd_r=9P8FQDEMKVM32HAC64VG&pd_rd_i=B000X1DNIM&pd_rd_w=nSEci&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&refRID=9P8FQDEMKVM32HAC64VG&pd_rd_r=ef904fd0-9e47-4224-93a3-36f60ea3abdd

Eek , long link !

FatPantsOn Thu 25-Jun-20 17:35:44

Unsolicited knob pics on MN now? Is there nowhere on the internet safe?

LatteLoverLovesLattes Thu 25-Jun-20 17:36:06

Nonononon

Anyway. Do what I do with almost anything. Poly filler it, sand down till smooth then paint it.

It's a GAS FITTING You can't sand that down you loon.

I'll excuse your idiocy due to the heat 🤣

FatPantsOn Thu 25-Jun-20 17:36:54

You need a larger pic to get an idea of the space to say how it can best be hidden.

Nonononon Thu 25-Jun-20 17:38:24

Yeah but sand the poly filler not the pipe? grin

ThankyouPeter Thu 25-Jun-20 17:38:31

A chalk board depending on how high it is?

LatteLoverLovesLattes Thu 25-Jun-20 17:38:50

Namechange2020onceagain

Just retiled the kitchen and have this old capped off gas pipe that we can't remove and would love some ideas on what to use to hide it. It measures about 5cm x 5cm.

My own loony suggestion is to paint it red & make it a feature! You could put a sign under it

'Press in case of emergency'

'Be gentle with my knob'

Namechange2020onceagain Thu 25-Jun-20 17:38:59

Sorry for the disappointing unsolicited knob pics. grin I will take another pic with a wider angle. Gis a minute

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Poshjock Thu 25-Jun-20 17:39:20

Don't know where it is in the kitchen, but could you put a hook below it (or a few hooks) and stick a decoration along the top of the hook which would cover it? I'm thinking along the lines of 5 minute crafts and glue some fake gerberas with a glue gun.

piccalilliLily Thu 25-Jun-20 17:40:07

If I found such an unsightly knob in my kitchen I'd ring the police first, then my solicitor.
Having said that, I once had an unsightly knob in my front room next to the fireplace. I made a hole in the bottom of a wicker basket and placed it over, then put a pot plant into the basket.
So my suggestion is pot plants some sort.

Lindy2 Thu 25-Jun-20 17:40:14

Depending on where it is

- tea towel hanging over the top of it.
- picture on top of it.
- shelf just above it.
- cabinet in front of it.

PigletJohn Thu 25-Jun-20 17:40:58

Don't conceal it or try to fill it. Paint it "yellow ochre" gloss.

Like an exposed electric point, it is a visible warning that you should not hammer nails or drill holes into the service buried in the plaster.

if you are sure you will never want a gas cooker or boiler in that position, you can pay a gasman to disconnect the feed to that point (it is probably under the floor) and preferably remove the redundant pipes to save future concerns.

my kitchen has a gas point and an electric point on each side of the room, in case I get the whim to change the layout and move the cooker. That's quite good planning, I think.

whereorwhere Thu 25-Jun-20 17:43:26

Oh dear not what I was expecting 😂

Namechange2020onceagain Thu 25-Jun-20 17:44:11

Here ya go. The knob is above the plug sockets.

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TheoneandObi Thu 25-Jun-20 17:45:13

Made me look, made me stare...

museumum Thu 25-Jun-20 17:45:40

Kitchen roll holder?

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