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    Can I Cut This Gas Pipe?

    Thank you. This got it. It is clear as a whistle.
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    Can I Cut This Gas Pipe?

    How? If it has been in this state for 15 years I fail to see what clipping it back would do that could cause a problem?
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    Can I Cut This Gas Pipe?

    I think I will cut back, cap and cement it in. It quite obviously hasn't been in use for 15 years even with a kitchen/garage extension changing the position of the gas meter. Thanks all.
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    Can I Cut This Gas Pipe?

    It goes into the concrete which has had a new (ish) skim on in the last 10 years so I can't see where it disappears off to... I imagine it has to make its way back to the gas mains so will try looking at all points along the way. At least my initial thoughts were right in that this is just an...
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    Can I Cut This Gas Pipe?

    As crude a title as this sounds. I am fairly confident that I can just cut through this pipe. It appears to have no valve on the end and doesn't look to have been capped or soldered. It runs from the fireplace (disconnected 15 years ago by previous owner) into the concrete floor. Again I am...
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    Chase and Redirect Central Heating Pipes into Drywall

    Hey all, I was just looking to query what you think the average price for the following job would be. I have had one guy quote £600 plus materials so far but it seems a bit steep especially considering they thought it would take 2 days. I have 3 runs of central heating copper pipe that supply...
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    Cut Bracing Between Floorboard Joists

    Good point, the ventilation ports are mounted on the sides but the projector itself will be mounted just off the ceiling height (clearance of about 4 inches). The heat should dissipate into the room but it does have built in fans to help if it gets warmer. The projector screen itself doesn't...
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    Cut Bracing Between Floorboard Joists

    Now now guys this isn't a big dick competition :D Thanks for all the help so far though. My ceiling hasn't fallen through yet!
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    Cut Bracing Between Floorboard Joists

    Would you recommend installing nogging either end whilst I remove the piece attached to the streel strap and reposition it? I can't imagine there will be any excessive force but suppose you can never be too safe.
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    Cut Bracing Between Floorboard Joists

    I have seen them called nogging, blocking and now solid strutting :P That makes sense about them twisting though. Although I imagine by adding two more either end would limit this twisting effect somewhat?
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    Cut Bracing Between Floorboard Joists

    A friend suggested installing 2 noggins at either end of the device and the straps are cheap so I could go for broke and install 2 more straps in the process.
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    Cut Bracing Between Floorboard Joists

    Now that is using your brain! You might just have won an award with that suggestion. I assume that whilst I remove the noggin and installed it at 90 degrees there is little risk in damaging the strap?
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    Floorboard Runs Under Wall

    Yer there is a joist on the opposite side as expected. The current board has been cut to fit a pipe though, How would I slide a board in with a pipe in the way? Do I need to taper the board to allow the pipe room in to it? This is a mockup of what the current board looks like: I can't see...
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    Floorboard Runs Under Wall

    With nothing under the wall to support the board?
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    Floorboard Runs Under Wall

    Hi, I am in the process of taking up a run of boards to gain access to lay cable for the electrician. One board that I need to get up spans 2 rooms annoyingly. There is a central heating pipe on the other side of the wall which also runs up through this board. This is second floor and looks...
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