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OK, doing a small fix for an elderly couple on my way home today and needed the access the loft space above the kitchen.

So I tried to push the loft hatch upwards and it was being prevented from moving directly upwards, so I had to very carefully slide it away - and wondering what was the issue I looked up........

Loft hatch.jpg

What idiot put those there????
 
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imago

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Age of roof trusses appear to pre date the joist hangers on loft hole it's been enlarged
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Agreed. I'd put money on that loft hatch having been extended. Prior to which those cables would have run past the end as they do on a lot of properties.
 
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Agreed. I'd put money on that loft hatch having been extended. Prior to which those cables would have run past the end as they do on a lot of properties.
Me too....I think the Homeowner is responsible and prefered to keep quiet rather than look a muppet.
 
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Youre lucky ! loft i went into 2 weeks ago had water pipe across the hatch !
Bad language echoed around the neighbourhood :-D
 
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Swicade

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At least those supplies wont get de-rated due to the itchy stuff
 
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1shortcircuit

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Perhaps the joist was too large or rough to do chin-ups on. The PVC should be much smoother :lol
 
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Lucas

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Least you got something to lift yourself up with!!
 
Hope you derated them due to bunching :)

Btw, I agree with those who suggest this was done post-electrician....

Homeowner: But there are loads of cables in the way!

Builder: No worries mate, we'll just tie em up outta the way.
 
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ClarkeTheSpark

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And if you miss a step and fall through the hatch, you've got something to catch you! Not much good for the love spuds mind...
 

topquark

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Well if it has been extended, the artexing has been either done later or touched up as the finger line finish around the edge doesn't look to be cut short at an original hatch size .... a little difficult to tell due to the flaring. Thought you were talking about the cables not the rafter!
 
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sparks1973

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useful indoor washing line..for when its raining....
 
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Philpot

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This is clearly a "Cable Bridge".....a Suspension Bridge :innocent:


Sorry!!!
 
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Electrician2012

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A shame it wasn't an old dusty rembrandt blocking the way.
 

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