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Cutting away skirting board

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Lieutenant Columbo, 28 Aug 2017.

  1. Lieutenant Columbo

    Lieutenant Columbo

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    I need to remove some sections of skirting board so that my units will fit flush against the wall. I don't have a multi tool, and I don't want to buy one just for this one job.

    What is standard practice when removing existing skirting boards? I'm assuming hammer and chisel... bolster?
     
  2. Burnerman

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    Expect quite a bit of plaster damage if you get stuck in with a bolster chisel......you can minimise damage by locating the nails, expose the heads with a sharp wood chisel and pull the nails out with pincers.
    Run a Stanley knife along the top and the skirting will come away reasonably well.
    John :)
     
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  4. Lieutenant Columbo

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    I bought a Bosch multi tool in order to neatly cut out one piece of skirting.

    Since then I've used it hundreds of times and I wouldn't be without it - worth every penny!
     
  6. Lieutenant Columbo

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    I just brought a slightly more expensive one.
     
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    Bought
     
  8. Lieutenant Columbo

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    Huh.

    I just realised that i have been saying brought instead of bought my entire life. No one has ever corrected me before.
     
  9. Not uncommon; it's amazing how many people use there instead of their etc. And of course the only time I bothered to correct someone, I had several typos in the post.
     
  10. Lieutenant Columbo

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    At least there and their sound the same. I've been going around saying "brought" in my every day speech.
     
  11. Ouch; still you're man enough to admit it, and I'm sure you'll get over the embarasment soon. Shame you're friends didn't correct you earlier - change them.
     
  12. Lieutenant Columbo

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    Well my family didn't correct me either. Perhaps they thought I was saying bought instead of brought.
     
  13. Now I can understand that one. I discovered I had aspergers, and when I brought it up, the ex told me that she and her friends had known for some time, but they didn't want to upset me by telling me about it; that actually hurt more.
     
  14. Lieutenant Columbo

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    Well, I'd like to take this opportunity to make a formal apology here to anyone that has been negatively effected by my misuse of the English language. It certainly wasn't my intention to cause offence.
     
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  15. Trust me LC, most people on this site wouldn't take a blind bit of notice. Yours is better than most, and definitely better than mine.
     
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