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Postby prbaxter » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:49 am


In our tiny tiny bathroom, before I fit the appliances and wotnots, I need to get under the floor to re-lay the old radiator pipework with 15mm pipe - and a few other things.

i need to get access to most of the underfloor, so could do with some advice on chopping the boards.

I'm thinking that I need to cut the boards diagonally above the supporting joist so I can refix them securely. Is there a quick way to do this. I was thinking of buying a small disked circular saw. Need to cut about 12 boards.

I cant lift the whole boards out as they go under the stud wall to the room adjacent.

Any advice welcome...

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Postby Joiner_Mike » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:05 pm

Sorry if my post is late as i have only just joined and was browsing though the posts.
If you haven't done it yet. I would use a circular saw and set the depth so it didn't cut anymore than required. Due to sometimes pipes and wires been resessed into the top of the joists.
Cut the boards down the center of the joists so when you re-fit them there is still half a joist suporting the floor.
If you go off anywhere u can just screw timber to the side of the joist so it catches the board.
Make sure when you re-fit the board that all 4 outer edges of the flooring is supported by timber
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Postby prbaxter » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:51 am

as it turned out, the boards were already cut under the bath where the old pipes had been installed.

they just popped out and i had full access to all piping.

should've thought of that.

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