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Can i hack an inch off? Should i bother?

Discussion in 'Building' started by JP_, 19 Aug 2020.

  1. JP_

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    Plasterer came round to look at the next job. The corridor doorway will only be 72cm when finished.

    I think builders planned to open the gap more, but electrics and pipes in the way, so it was left.

    I can move the electrics, and pipes can easily be moved, so thinking of opening gap more.

    Looks like enough lintel will be supported of i take an inch off. Looks like 14cm on the right, 17cm on left.

    Will use an sds chisel and take it easy...
    But, a lot of work to make a 72cm opening 75cm... Our door openings are only 72cm, so no harder for access than going through a door.

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    I'm sure most of us would happily gain another inch if we could.

    The door way you say? Wouldn't bother.
     
  4. why only an inch? are you not planning on fitting a liner and door?
    an inch still only gives you 29 1/2” ish
     
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    lot of work for nothing,
     
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    No, not planning on a door, just making good.
     
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    Measured again, looks like it'll be 73cm wide, and i could probably get another cm without removing to much brick, lots of gaps. IMG_20200819_223935194.jpg
     
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    I would have a look at that nick in the t+e in pic 2.
     
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    do you think that could be a problem? Will all be moved behind a new partition / cupboard in the corner.
     
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    I'm not a sparks but would check that the conductor is not damaged(with the power off) and tape up if ok but am sure someone more experienced than me will advise if incorrect.
     
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