Removing piece of floor molding


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Old 07-28-13, 02:20 PM
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Removing piece of floor molding

I need to remove a section of of the floor molding in our bathroom to install a new sink and cabinet flush against the wall. What's the right approach? Using like a roto zip tool to just cut the section? Or remove the entire piece, cut to size, and then reinstall? With either approach, any tips to tricks?
 
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Old 07-28-13, 02:51 PM
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Would that be the baseboard your trying to cut?
An oscillating saw would be the best way. That way you could cut it without removing.
I do not see anyway a roto zip is going to do you any good.
 
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Moulding

Is the moulding wood or rubber/vinyl?
 
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Old 07-28-13, 04:21 PM
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Remove everything, install your cabinet, and cut the molding to fit the new opening.
 
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Old 07-28-13, 04:26 PM
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Joecaption1, yep the baseboard. So no roto zip, ok thanks. I don't have an oscillating saw though. Should I attach something to the end of a drill?

Wirepuller38, it's wood

Czizzi, ok I'm thinking that's the safest cleanest way.

So just hope I can pull the baseboard off without breaking it or the wall. The wife hates when I do this stuff and it winds up looking like a demolition!
 
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One way to remove it when ever possible is find a stud in the middle, cut along the paint line at the top before trying to remove it.
Tap in a wide putty knife between the wall and the back side of the base, try to open up the gap a tiny amount, then tap in a flat bar using the putty knife as your fulcrum point.
Take you time and work your way down to the corners.
 
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Old 07-29-13, 02:58 AM
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Cutting the caulking and/or paint bond is very important! If the base doesn't want to pull loose you can take a punch and drive the nails all the way thru. The main thing is to take it slow and easy, it will come off in one piece if you don't rush it.
 
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I always remove the baseboard, measure the necessary length with the new cabinet installed, cut the baseboard and reinstall.
 
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Old 07-30-13, 05:52 AM
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Ok thanks all so much. Have a plan now!
 
 

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