Ok to cut this supporting piece of wood under bath?

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Sincity, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Sincity

    Sincity Member

    Putting in bath side with plinth which is set back 13mm. Ok to cut back this piece of wood supporting bath with a hand saw? Screenshot_20200801-111040_Gallery.jpg
     
  2. glob@l

    glob@l Active Member

    Only if the end of the board will still be supported in some way after it has been cut
     
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  3. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Not a problem at all I would say

    That timber sits over the floorboards and helps to spread the weight of the bath/person/water/ across the span of the bath/floor so all the weight isn't directly under each leg

    Often that timber isn’t fitted across the width of both sets of legs and bath sits directly into floorboards - with no problems in 99.99% of cases I would imagine (I can’t back that up with any evidence though ;))

    So, trim back as needed to allow panel to sit in position as looks like enough room there for the leg to still remain in contact with this timber

    You could always wind the foot up, place plastic pipes on other side of leg and then reposition foot if they’re getting close to panel
     
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  4. chillimonster

    chillimonster Active Member

    Check the isolators to those grey pipes are working.
     
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  5. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    Cut it, it doesn't make a difference.
     
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