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silicon beading edge strips?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by motorbiking, 15 Jul 2016.

  1. motorbiking

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    Has anyone come across a beading edge strip that could be used to edge a bath panel without sealing it in..

    My builder has done crappy job with the bath panel and I need to remove the silicon and replace with some sort of flexible edge that wont prevent the panel from being removed. Essentially I'm thinking some sort of gasket strip?

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    It's normal to use silicone which is then just sliced with a sharp knife if the panel needs removing.

    But as I said before... That beading is shyte!
    Mine look like 'gaskets' when done :cool:
     
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    OK thanks - I may be over complicating it then.
     
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    Nice use of gaffer tape !
     
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    If anyone asks me, as a DIY fix, then use masking tape, edge it either side of the gap, apply your silicone, smooth off and then remove. As long as your tape was straight, so will your bead be. Use Dow Corning silicone. Any excess then use some white spirit on a rag to clean it up.

    In my experience, there's a knack to getting a good finish and anything else needs a bit of experience to get it spot on.

    Not taking away at all from your advise D.
     
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    Flippin 'eck OP you could have a whole page on your bathroom lash up :(
     
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    There are 29 items on my problem tracker for the whole build (I am budgeting £12k to cover my risk). I only included the two bathrooms in the original build scope, because I thought a smart builder could leverage the build to do a better job in the bathroom - i.e. get all the services in while the ceilings were down, sort the electrics out nice and easy all at the same time. Obviously I'm stupid to assume that.

    I'm blimin glad I'm doing the kitchen myself. If he'd screwed that up like this - I'd be suing him.
     
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    That thermostat head is looking to get it knocked off accidentally.... Should be pointing up.

    Daniel.
     
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    Siliconing is a skill in its own right!
    In London, there are tradesmen who turn up on mopeds just to do that job, in commercial or high end resis... I am as good as them, but not as fast! :notworthy:
     
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    Being honest... Most of your post above is "double-speak" and makes no sense to me whatsoever! And I ain't "stoopid"!
     
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    thats 30 now:LOL:
     
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    I mean I've got a spreadsheet with each problem. and a money value of what I think it would cost me to get someone to fix. I then make sure I've got money either held back or set aside to cover the risk of getting someone to do it.

    being dyslexic and working in law doesn't help either.
     
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    This but electrical tape either side as it works better, peel off, then run back over lightly using a licked finger.
     
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    Spreadsheets! :cautious:
    Seems you can't even take a dump these days, without having a forking spreadsheet attached :sick:

    Ha! Moment of inspiration... "Novelty spreadsheet bog roll" :LOL:
     
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