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Hi guys,

Other half locked herself out so I had to cut a small hole in the UPVC panel next to the back door. So needed it replacing. I measured the thickness and found it to be around 20mm. It definitely isn't 24mm, but it is just slightly over 20mm. Can you get 22mm thickness UPVC panels? I've only found 20, 24 and 28mm options and just wondered if this is some custom thickness made by a certain double glazing firm or the panel is 20mm yet has slightly swelled over the years? It's literally a knat's prick either way between 20 and 22mm...

I could get a 20mm panel in there and use the adhesive security tape to get it a bit more thickness around the edges for snug fit, but figured if I can get 22mm it might be better...

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How are you measuring it?
If you're using a tape, don't use the hook, measure from one of the marks further along.
Is it over or under 21 mm?
I'd guess it's 20mm though as that's the standard size. Last glass I bought was just over 20mm, it went in fine.


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Thanks. Yes, I wasn't using the tape measure hook. It's about 21mm, but that's the edge which might have bellowed ever so slightly over the years. I'll go for 20mm and let the security tape fix it snug. Cheers! :)


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how did you cut the hole :dunno:
you may have blown the layers slightly or put a burr on one or more surfaces

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I had to use all that was available to me in the shed which was a crappy old hand saw. It was either that or call out the locksmith at 9:30pm. :D

I took the panel out to measure. It was as close to the middle as poss, but had been cut by hand when installed by the looks of it. I figure it's a 20mm, but has slightly swelled, on the edges... :)


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