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Inspection hatch in P5 - how do you do it?


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I'm wanting to put an access hatch/opening in my P5 flooring in each room. As each board is going to be glued and screwed I'm wondering how best to implement the hatch.

 

Do I cut out the hole before fitting, or omit some glue and cut a piece out later?

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9 hours ago, ProDave said:

cut half the tongue off so it can lift out.

 

Do you mean cut the lower half of the groove side off?

I can't quite see how removing half of the tongue helps in lifting the board.

 

8 hours ago, Onoff said:

What's the hatch for? Big, small?

I'm thinking that after the plaster board is on the ceiling I'm bound to realise I need to route something else under the floor.

A hatch in each room should allow me to fish things through.

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1 hour ago, Digmixfill said:

 

Do you mean cut the lower half of the groove side off?

I can't quite see how removing half of the tongue helps in lifting the board.

 

I'm thinking that after the plaster board is on the ceiling I'm bound to realise I need to route something else under the floor.

A hatch in each room should allow me to fish things through.

At the back edge, the tongue and groove is intact so you slot the groove of the hatch into the fixed tongue of the adjacent board.

 

Then, to get the hatch to drop down, you will find the tongue that sticks out stops it dropping down, so you cut the front off the tongue until it does drop down into place

 

I don't have a picture, but I have done it many times.

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That makes it clearer. Thank you.

 

Started carrying the boards up the ladder to the first floor tonight. Will get to creating the first hatch soon.

I'm favouring somewhere central for it. Any reasons not to have it centrally?

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