Protecting plumbing in CS-S kitchen cupboard

I know it's got to go somewhere but how do you all keep stuff from bumping into all the plumbing under the sink in the Clamshell kitchen??  I wish the plumbing was contained to one side of cabinet with a divider.  Trying different ideas with bungees, Velcro, small boards to be nailed down, to stop our cooking bins from sliding into plumbing.  Any ideas or pictures??
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  • Finn12Finn12 Posts: 19Member
    I have a T@G style kitchen so it's frustrating to lose half the cupboard space to plumbing.  So trying to make the most of the half I do have.
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  • wizard1880wizard1880 Posts: 442Member
    I try to keep lightweight items, or soft padded ones in there to prevent any damage.

    I suppose you could install some padded panels or pillows, or something of that nature, and fasten them in place.  Just need to keep the water valves accessible.

    With that said, the PEX tubing down there is incredibly strong, so unless you're transporting sharp-edged cast iron pans down there, I wouldn't worry too much.
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  • fiddlefootfiddlefoot Posts: 54Member
    I bought a wire basket that just fit and attached it to the floor with command hooks.  We keep the fresh water hose and electric cord and other odd, clean things in there and then use the remaining space for clean towels and such.  Dishes, pots and pans are in the cabinet between the sink and fridge.  Ours is a traditional clamshell but maybe this will give you some ideas.  We didn't want to make the plumbing too difficult to reach.
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  • Finn12Finn12 Posts: 19Member
    Thank you for the picture Fiddlefoot.  Interesting way to attach the wire bin.  I think I might use that idea to attach a wire shelf I bought for under the sink.   I wish I had that extra cabinet by the frig.  
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  • wizard1880wizard1880 Posts: 442Member
    Oh... I see.  Earlier CS models (like mine) have the 6-gallon water tank directly under the sink, so there isn't space to put much down there except between the right door and the tank (about 4 inches wide to tank).   Directly under the sink there's no space for anything really (maybe a pillow / small blanket?)
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  • dinzzydinzzy Posts: 96Member
    I put in a false floor and cut a 1/2 inch thick rubber mat wall to wall.  All the plumbing is safe!
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  • SAMSAM Posts: 1,649Member
    dinzzy, do you have pictures?
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  • Finn12Finn12 Posts: 19Member

    Better late than never - here is what I did.  Wire shelf to store soft stuff like towels.  Bins to hold stuff, bungee-corded together to stop movement during travel, a board from front to back to prevent sliding side to side, and pool noodles behind them to stop sliding into pump.   Not elegant but works.
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  • SAMSAM Posts: 1,649Member
     We used the wire shelves, too, coupled with some very light weight plastic baskets where you can access items without pulling out a bin. Snug and only required a single command hook for the right side to limit movement.  We put all of our galley supplies, cookware, dishwash supplies, etc. back here.  I think a little weight helps the shelves to stay in place.  We used foam pads strategically to protect the plumbing.  Nothing jumps out, either, so it is like having drawers.
    Sharon and John - Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Blue and Silver 2017 CSS towed by a 2015 Salsa Red Toyota Sienna
  • rkj__rkj__ Posts: 292Member
    I thought I would do something slick down there, but basically, I concluded the pluming does not need much protection, and have just thrown things in there in a haphazard fashion.  Mostly light items, like towels, boxed food, oven mitts, table cloths, trash bags, tupperware, etc.
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  • 2Cougs2Cougs Posts: 412Member
    I do the same as @rkj__ and haven't had a problem.  Even found a spot between plumbing for a small crock pot and a small coffee maker :D
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  • dinzzydinzzy Posts: 96Member
    @SAM I’ll take pictures of my false floor for you tonight when I get off work.
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  • dinzzydinzzy Posts: 96Member
    Here it is.


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  • LuckyjLuckyj Posts: 155Member
    I do not have a T@B but a T@G, but I guess something similar could be done in a T@B.


    The left panel allow us to place flat item like cutting boards, some folding pots and other things like that.  Behind the panel is the plumbing, and also some storage space for things like rags, dish cloths and other things light and soft.
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  • dinzzydinzzy Posts: 96Member
    Great idea!
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  • SAMSAM Posts: 1,649Member
    @dinzzy - I assume you used wood then covered it with....?  Does it move to allow you access to the valves?  
    Sharon and John - Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Blue and Silver 2017 CSS towed by a 2015 Salsa Red Toyota Sienna
  • dinzzydinzzy Posts: 96Member
    Yes it all come out.  It’s just sitting in there.  Nothing permanent.
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  • dinzzydinzzy Posts: 96Member
    There are 2x4 "floor joist" under the plywood deck.  I used Velcro to attach it and the plywood is lying on top of that.  The rubber floor is a garage mat I bought at Harbor Frieght.
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  • SAMSAM Posts: 1,649Member
    Nice job dinzzy.  Looks very industrial!!
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  • TboneTbone Posts: 25Member
    This is awesome and should come standard in the CS S!  JUSAYIN I must build it in mine thanks dinzzy
  • dinzzydinzzy Posts: 96Member
    You’re welcome.  
    I used a piece of cardboard to cut out a template.  It was very easy to do.
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