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Cutting shower "riser rail"

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by ConfusedCheese, 17 Aug 2015.

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    Hiya,

    Is it possible to cut a chrome plated riser rail pole down to size? I'm fitting a new one a its a little long for the existing holes. Hoping to avoid redrilling the tiles. My main concern is it leading to flaking off of the plating. I have no idea what metal is under the plating but its really thin, was planning on trying my dremel with a metal cutting disk.

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    Will be ok just cutting with a junior hacksaw mate, I'm a plumber and fitted loads.
     
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    If you wrap it with masking tape first, it will help prevent the saw from slipping.
     
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    Thanks guys :)
     
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    Just remember to rub the edges down with some sandpaper/file to take the burr's off it.
     
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