LAYING PIPES AND CABLES UNDER FLOORS

When cutting notches in joists to take pipes or electric cables beneath floorboards, saw the notches so that they are centred in the middle of the floorboards. This means that the boards can be nailed each side of the notches. At the same time – provided that the position of the pipes or cables is noted – the procedure reduces the chance of the pipes or cables being pierced when nailing hardboard or a similar covering to the floor

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