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    Installing a ready-made service trap

    while installing the first service trap, I stepped on the double ceiling in the other bathroom and almost fell through.

    What to do with that new hole ? actually not a bad thing, I had previously bought one of those ready-made service trap and wanted to install it but didn't know where exactly, and that new spot was perfect.

    first I had to re-cut the hole to make space for the service trap, a pain but not too bad.


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    then, cut small pieces of wood and place them all around the service trap. This was actually very easy. Took me less than 1 hour, while the re-cutting took me almost 1h30


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    et voila:



    compared to the other project, that was extremely easy, all done in 3hours but in 2 different days

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    but wait there is still a small problem, and I am not sure what is the best way to solve it. There is a quite large cap between the service trap and the edge of the ceiling.


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    What a piss poor job you've done.

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    If you go here you can watch a video about gyprock repairs. Maybe an easier way for you would be to just glue thin wood strips to the ceiling over the crack like a picture frame then paint and stop walking around up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy
    What a piss poor job you've done.
    Normal quality for French builders though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy
    What a piss poor job you've done.
    please enlighten me, why ? I thought it was not too bad, I mean still better than the local Somchai here, not at par with a professional though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Normal quality for French builders though.
    you couldn't have done half of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Normal quality for French builders though.
    you couldn't have done half of it
    I have gutted and renovated my own house in the UK, so I think installing a trap in a ceiling wouldn't be too taxing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy
    What a piss poor job you've done.
    please enlighten me, why ? I thought it was not too bad, I mean still better than the local Somchai here, not at par with a professional though
    Do you remember being at nursery school and drawing around shapes before cutting them out.

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    ^^ maybe when you were young and slim ? now you are an old fat kunt and I dare you to do it in a hot place like Thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy
    Do you remember being at nursery school and drawing around shapes before cutting them out.
    ah, easy to say, but difficult to do upside down on a ceiling, do it and then you can come back here

    and keep in mind the ceiling was destroyed, I had to cut where the damage was. Granted, I could have done a better job doing a straight line but since none of the walls are straight, it was difficult to have a reference to draw a straight line, even with that special tool I had. So again, easier to say than done. The drawing and cutting was extremely painful.

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    Screw it to the ceiling first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    ^^ maybe when you were young and slim ? now you are an old fat kunt and I dare you to do it in a hot place like Thailand
    I built a workshop for the bikes a few weeks ago. I did it in less time by myself than a gang of Thais would've done it in, too.

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    So Monsieur Papillon's gauge of quality is "I did better than the local Somchai" -- well, that explains a lot.

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    one of the funniest threads in a long time.

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    Its not finished though, is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    Its not finished though, is it?
    I hope not.

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    Coz its piss easy to cover up all the rough cut edges with a bit of plastering/patching. I never spend more than about 2 mins cutting holes in ceilings as they're so easy to fix, let alone an hour and a half.

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    I wired the door knob of my bedroom to the mains. That stopped the maid coming in when I was having a sly one off the wrist. That's what i call a service trap.
    Last edited by Gallowspole; 12-07-2009 at 01:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Coz its piss easy to cover up all the rough cut edges with a bit of plastering/patching. I never spend more than about 2 mins cutting holes in ceilings as they're so easy to fix, let alone an hour and a half.
    Sssshhhhhh! Don't tell him all the secrets of patchwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole View Post
    I wired the door knob of my bedroom to the mains. That stopped the maid coming in when I was having a sly one off the wrist. That's what i call a service trap.
    Why try to stop her?

    A green to Butterfly for a hilarious building thread. Hope for more to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    Its not finished though, is it?
    no, it's not, I need to patch things and paint, so more pics coming later

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    I never spend more than about 2 mins cutting holes in ceilings as they're so easy to fix, let alone an hour and a half.
    yeah, but they are metal frames I have to cut through, and those were quite hard. Between the drawing, and the cutting, and a few breaks to breath and rest, maybe 1h20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    yeah, but they are metal frames I have to cut through, and those were quite hard
    Deck Ape's right - this *IS* going to get better.

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