DIY Forum

 

Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest

 

DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum

 

 

A-Z CONTENTS | DISCLAIMER | DIY VIDEO | HOME | SAFETY FIRST | FORUM RULES

It is currently Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Visit Hilti


Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]




 

 


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:52 am 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:40 am
Posts: 3
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Help my son managed to drop my mobile down the small gap between my fitted Cupboard and the wall
. The cupboard is part of a run with cornice top and bottom, and the walls are tricky to fit to ( old brick/ plaster and prone to being crumbly) so I’m hoping to avoid having to remove cupboards
Does anyone have any ideas? Is it feasible to cut through the back with a Stanley knife?
Thanks


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on Google+
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:56 am 
Online
Senior Member

Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:35 pm
Posts: 3060
Has thanked: 43 times
Been thanked: 668 times
If it's a hardboard back then a stanley knife will cut it eventually. Take your time though and make it neat, then it will be easier to repair later. Make the cut at an angle too, then the piece will not fall through the back.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:04 am 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:40 am
Posts: 3
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Thanks I’ll give it a try, think the back is hardboard, fingers crossed


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:07 am 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:38 pm
Posts: 467
Has thanked: 26 times
Been thanked: 94 times
Cutting hard board with a stanley do it in stages take a light scribe first going slightly deeper each time.



For this message the author toolbox has received gratitude : Jo1
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:59 am 
Online
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:51 pm
Posts: 8110
Location: Essex
Has thanked: 577 times
Been thanked: 1690 times
Is this a base unit or a wall unit? If it is a base unit then it will be easier to pull the kick board off as they are usually held on by clips. If it is a wall unit then as the others have said above. How the hell did he get up there to drop a phone??

DWD

_________________
Painting with BIN


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:39 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:40 am
Posts: 3
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 0 times
What can I say, he’s a 10 yr old adventurous climber, with Autism and learning difficulties, and I need eyes in the back of my head!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:42 pm 
Online
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:51 pm
Posts: 8110
Location: Essex
Has thanked: 577 times
Been thanked: 1690 times
Well it was quite an achievement to get up there! I can see now how it happened. Good luck with retrieving your phone :thumbright:

DWD

_________________
Painting with BIN



For this message the author dewaltdisney has received gratitude : Jo1
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:22 pm 
Online
Pro Carpenter
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:11 pm
Posts: 20579
Location: redhill surrey an auld reekie laddie
Has thanked: 680 times
Been thanked: 1939 times
just a though
some units can have batons going side to side which may or may not catch the phone
try ringing it to help locate its exact position :dunno:

_________________
we are all ------------------still learning


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:26 pm 
Offline
Old School Chippie
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:27 pm
Posts: 5720
Location: Lancashire
Has thanked: 711 times
Been thanked: 1446 times
I presume you mean split battens or (French) cleats. If that is the case the phone would be fairly near the top as you always need to put the top cleat in where it would support the weight. Upper cabinets only, though, I'd say

_________________
"The person who never made a mistake, never made anything" - Albert Einstein

"I too will something make, And joy in the making" - Robert Bridges, 1844~1930


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 


Similar topics
   

Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Visit Solent plastics


 

 

 

News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy

Contact

 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

phpBB SEO