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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:20 am 
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Hi all....My mum has had this radiator installed recently and sod's law the fixings came dead centre with the dado.

The fitter had a go with a hole saw as shown in the picture, but i'm not happy with the fit or finish.

I want to replace the dado and get it reworked around the radiator fixings.

Problem is I can't find the same type of dado design, had a look on google images and nothing similar comes up.

I wondered if anyone knows if this has a name, design type or anything to help me identify it.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:07 am 
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I think you'll be lucky to find an exact match.
There are quite a few threads about trying to match mouldings on here. Here's one.
ogee-matching-t92821.html
and another older one
dado-rail-match-possible-t40756.html


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Thanks Dave, apologies I never thought of searching for a previous thread, should have known someone would have had the same problem previously. Will have a look, cheers.


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Another problem is that even if you can find the same moulding from the same manufacturer, it may be slightly different due to wear on the tooling used.
You might get lucky though. Good luck! :thumbright:


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I can't see the section clearly in your pic: is it anything like this:-

https://******.co.uk/12x54mm-38mm-sc ... den-timber

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for small sections the solution is often to find the nearest you can find
remove a section from an isolated wall such as under stairs in a bathroom a cloak room
and renew as much in that area to allow a decent match

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big-all wrote:
for small sections the solution is often to find the nearest you can find
remove a section from an isolated wall such as under stairs in a bathroom a cloak room
and renew as much in that area to allow a decent match


The biggest problem is, it's always going to look a bit pants trying to accommodate the different levels and keep it neat. Just chamfering the edges of the cut-outs would soften the transition, but two different shapes coming together rarely looks tidy.

It might be possible to use a square pattress behind the rad brackets and finish the dado square on either side of them, (but only if the rad can come off the wall by the thickness of the pattress).

We can't see enough in the pic to know if altering the pipework might have solved the problem.

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Thanks Big-All and Ayjay...The one Ayjay posted isn't a million miles away, but likewise, I am going to have to get better pictures.

The plumber cut the dado to accommodate and I don't think it's anywhere neat as it should be, so I want to get it replaced and cut to a much tighter tolerance if possible.

Might have a gander around the flat for somewhere that isn't as visible as where the radiator bit is, that's an idea I hadn't thought of.


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