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Topic # 204742 15-Oct-2016 11:27
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I'm cutting a hole in an internal wall to install an enclosure ready for fiber install.

 

There is a wooden batten nailed to the stud and then the dwang is nailed up against that leaving a gap. 

 

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It is the same at the other end of the dwang against the adjacent stud however the dwang above is normal and is flush against the studs.

 

Whats the reason for doing that that? Is it just to allow cables to be put in later and if so can I expect to find it everywhere? 

 

It's a 1950s brick house if that makes a difference.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1651518 15-Oct-2016 11:35
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I've never seen that before. Wooden mouldings have been described as things to cover up mistakes and I think this could be something similar.

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  Reply # 1651520 15-Oct-2016 11:39
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I'd say that the builder just took a short cut and left that imperfection inside the wall where he thought it would never be seen again.

 

When I removed all the old gib board in our spare bedroom to insulate the wall cavity, I found a lot of shoddy work that I decided to tidy up before I put the insulation in (such as gaps, nails sticking out, rubbish left inside the walls).


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1651541 15-Oct-2016 11:58
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Measure twice, cut once.




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  Reply # 1651542 15-Oct-2016 11:59
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Bung: I've never seen that before. Wooden mouldings have been described as things to cover up mistakes and I think this could be something similar.

 

Oh well, I'm planning on taking that dwang out anyway so I guess it makes the job a bit easier.

 

I can now see that the dwang below is normal as well so they have only done it for this one halfway up the wall.   

 

 


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  Reply # 1651544 15-Oct-2016 12:04
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Could it have been a recessed medicine cabinet or something from the other side originally, and then gibbed over at a later date?





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  Reply # 1651651 15-Oct-2016 17:51
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tdgeek:

 

Measure twice, cut once.

 

 

Eyeball once, cut once.. twice... OK, we'll patch it up later and hide it behind the gib, no-one'll ever see it.


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