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Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 12 3:21 pm    Post subject: Wanted: holes  Reply with quote    

Well, not holes, but something to fill an hole, or ten.

I've got ten down lighter holes in my kitchen ceiling that I need to fill. Anyone got a 57mm, or so, drill bit that makes these holes? If so, could you produce ten discs from some 12/15 mm material and mail them to me? Then, I can put them in, and finish with filler.

I'd be very grateful, and I'm even going to offer a pound each, plus postage!

Course, I need them yesterday...

Thank you.

Midland Spinner



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 2931
Location: Under a green roof
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 12 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You need to go to a wholesaler for those

Sorry I'll get my coat.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34032
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 12 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Now, if only I knew where you lived...

Went



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 12 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My mother bakes some ginger hob nob type things that might do

onemanband



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 12 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a 57mm holesaw + arbor (the jobby it mounts on)....unfortunately the only plasterboard I have ATM is in my ceilings.

You could buy a cheap padsaw and cut the pieces out of plasterboard - you're gonna have to fill the holes anyway so it doesn't matter if not an exact fit.

Or you could use a jigsaw - unless that was cremated.

If you got plasterboard I could post you the holsaw if the jobs worth 2 lots of postage to you. 300g without packaging

alison
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Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 12 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We can do 12mm fire proof plaster board, in a 60mm diameter round.

digit



Joined: 23 Aug 2009
Posts: 88
Location: Neath,South Wales
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 12 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I can cut 57mm diameter discs out of 12mm ply if thats any good

Midland Spinner



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 12 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Now, if only I knew where you lived...

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34032
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 12 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

digit wrote:
I can cut 57mm diameter discs out of 12mm ply if thats any good


Thank you , and to onemanband, but Alison has a man drilling and packing as we speak.

Thanks again.

alison
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 12 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

He has drilled, and is hoovering the dust as I type.

I will pack them and post tomorrow.

offgridman



Joined: 17 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 12 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Top Tip.
Cut some thin strips of rigid material longer than 57mm. Apply
No-nails, Gripfill or suitable glue to one surface. Insert into hole voids sticky side down to cover hole. Bond a piece of suitable filling material to exposed downside of thin strips. Use fine filler or plaster to finish.
Wait for glue to fully set on thin strips before putting filling piece in and finishing.

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 19023
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 12 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good tip, works a treat.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 5645
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 12 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

offgridman wrote:
Top Tip.
Cut some thin strips of rigid material longer than 57mm. Apply
No-nails, Gripfill or suitable glue to one surface. Insert into hole voids sticky side down to cover hole. Bond a piece of suitable filling material to exposed downside of thin strips. Use fine filler or plaster to finish.
Wait for glue to fully set on thin strips before putting filling piece in and finishing.


Lightbulb moment, thInk you very much got 3 holes in the kitchen ceiling needing filling.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34032
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 12 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That was exactly my plan. The strips are in place, it's just the filling discs I await.

offgridman



Joined: 17 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 12 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No problem, always glad to share info.
This ones a result of working as electricians mate, and customer(s) changing their mind where they want the lights. Result, some redundant holes.

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