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Need advice on fitting box around a boiler

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by OM2, 8 Jun 2021.

  1. OM2

    OM2

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    We've got a boiler that needs to be covered up.
    I'm going to use Ikea Besta units.

    The plan: to use wall anchors. This would then allow me to unscrew the unit in 1 minute.
    It's important that the boiler can be given full access.

    I've had to cut sections out to make it slot in.

    Just wanted advice if I needed to do something extra...?

    See pics below.

    This is whole pic:
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    I've cut blocks to fill the gap at the end. Wasn't sure if it mattered or not. But thought would be better safe than sorry.
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    Should I cover up the holes in the wood exposing the cardboard inside?
    I don't think it would hurt if I did?
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    This shows the top part. Assuming the whole structure is OK as it will be fixed to the wall?
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    IMPORTANT: there will also be a small unit on top. Again, I'm having to do some cutting around. And will be using wall anchors.

    Just looking for advice.
    Thanks.
     
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  3. foxhole

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    Just let it free stand.
     
  4. Tigercubrider

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    My only suggestions are that you could fill the cut edge with some kind of grip fill and possibly secure either plastic or timber trim - just to "firm up" any point of failure in the future
    Consider magnets or mirror plates as a fixing so it can be slightly lifted then moved free.
    or possibly studs in the wall or a wooden block with a thread and easy to use knobs that spin off when removing - Needing no tools.

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  5. OM2

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    Thanks for the replies guys.
    Where would I get the plastic or timber trim from?

    See pics below. I've put the top part on.

    In the first pic, where I marked in red, I thought I could just cut this part off completely.
    Then join the 2 parts with bolts.
    Then I worry less about keeping accessible for the sake of the boiler?

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    In the second pic, I am left with a gap. This isn't a big problem actually as each cupboard has a backing (a flimsy one).
    For the boiler, nothing needed. I will 3 of three of the same columns to the left of the boiler.
    I just need to cover the last one on the left. Not sure what I should cover with?
    I've marked in red. Hoping that makes some sense!!

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    Thanks.
     
  6. just pumps

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    Is there no mention of leaving a gap around the boiler in the instructions?
     
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    For the boiler?
    Oh... never thought of that.
    Is that something I need to worry about?
     
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    Yes for the boiler, only worry if the manufactures says Leave a minimum gap of x around Top, bottom or sides other than for a service visit.
     
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