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Cupcakes

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Nov 2020

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    I do.

    Have a look on the council's website, as they may have a document on what stuff you can do without planning permission. I have found that my council do (not in London)

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    Definitely worth getting advice from someone experienced in the design (not me) if you want to proceed.

    In my case the design was historic and there was no obvious way to improve it. We had to have the stack cleaned by jetting, which was fine in and of itself although I'd not want to be doing that inside my own flat! (They jetted it from an access point by the main door to the stair).

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    One of the stacks in my tenement building has a couple of boxed in elbows without access panels and rodding points.

    I found out when it backed up, overflowed through someone's bath, came back down through the ceiling into the close. The ceiling came down with it. Fun times.

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    I didn't mean to start a pile on, apologies. Genuinely thought the fence looked nice.

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    You can also get multi cutters with depth stops.

    Ah that's good to know!

    You could make a guide for a router but you're not going to be able to get it close enough to the frame.

    Fair enough. (It's still been an interesting thought experiment to imagine the tool and then see if it exists!)

    Easiest way would probably be oscillating tool to make the plunge cuts, then chisel the material out. You wouldn't have to make it full depth, as any strip that protrudes above the floor level can be sanded or planed flush.

    Agreed.

    give it some practise on some scraps.

    That's the plan! I've also reserved a mitre saw from my local tool hire library to cut the strip wood. Planning to build a small fake floor from offcut boards and practice on that. If it's too horrendous I'll default to having the strip wood sit proud of the floor.

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    That sounds ace.

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    I mean it's obviously some kind of bike and the Vaz brothers have been involved...:)

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    oooooooooh what is it?

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    Having pondered a bit on my flooring repairs, is there a tool that does something like this? Part depth cut adjacent to a vertical wall or similar. Guided plunge router? @nefarious I assume this is what you meant in terms of chiseling it out?

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