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Best way to get under flooring without a saw.

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by leeco, 2 Jun 2016.

  1. leeco

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    I found these on a FB group.
     
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    If there weren't cables under there I would have said plumber straight away. See them to that all the time, that's a rough as a badgers behind electrician though for sure
     
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    A plumber would have used a saw and notched the joists as well

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    DIY electrician with not much skill
     
  6. leeco

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    This is the post.
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    Unless there were plans for the chipboard to be replaced, I'd say that's that's a disgrace.

    I have done that exact thing on water-damaged chipboard, that had turned to Weetabix, with permission from the householder.
     
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    Must only posses a drill. It doesn't even look like the sheets of chipboard are even that big, assuming they're screwed down, they would have come up quite nicely.

    If not, circular saw + Multitool combo would have made a tidy job of that. And would have taken MUCH less time
     
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    would suggest he used a hammer :eek:
     
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    Either that or some awful stitch drilling. He should be stitch drilled for doing it
     
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    It took me a while to get my chin off the floor.

    That's atrocious.

    I would question the rest of the work after seeing that.
     
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    Iam surprised he cut holes in the floor, min trunking would have looked much neater ! And with a nice bit of shag-pile ,you would hardly notice the bumps!:rolleyes:

    DS
     
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    I wonder what the repair looks like?
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    A jigsaw !

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    Think the sparky as been at it again
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    I know who did that.

    He contacted the forum a couple of weeks ago looking for a lighting fault.
     
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