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Aaaaagggghhh - new Attic Hatch

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Whilst I was away we had some building work done to our house. The builder installed a new attic hatch - thing is I need to access the attic for the first time tonight but cant open it! So frustrati… Read More
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Whilst I was away we had some building work done to our house. The builder installed a new attic hatch - thing is I need to access the attic for the first time tonight but cant open it! So frustrating!!

It's got a small circle hole in the door with two plastic ridges running down the centre of the hole - does anybody know how to correctly open it?
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Push the plastic ridges? Only a guess
#2
tregs
Push the plastic ridges? Only a guess


yeah been trying that but they dont seem to move:x
banned#3
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:Y6byYxkPI4eqTM:http://osopher.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/hammer1.jpg
#4
Squeeze the ridges together?
#5
Phone the builder and ask him possibly....
#6
It'd be easier to make a suggestion if you could perhaps post a pic?
#7
Do the ridges not move at all? Have you tried turning them 90 or 180 degrees?
banned#8
if in an emergency

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AJLN1C0dCibrfM:http://www.themorningstarr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/chainsaw.jpg
#9
stick a pic up for us to see.......if you find an old picture of you as a child in the attic that you though had been destroyed in a fire then start to worry
#10
Did you use the builder O'Riely like Basil Fawlty by any chance?
#11
builder is on holiday....
ive tried squeezing the ridges and moving them but they dont seem to be movable and i dont wana force it
banned#12
J.Dance
Did you use the builder O'Riely like Basil Fawlty by any chance?


no he used bodge it and scarper :thumbsup:
#13
Did the builder leave you a special opening tool?
#14
you need to put something in the ridges and turn i think.....
#15
dog_cop
no he used bodge it and scarper :thumbsup:


My next door neighbor had some work done to their house recently, they were called the Likely Lads :p
#16
hrobo77
you need to put something in the ridges and turn i think.....

That's what I was thinking!!
#17
hrobo77
you need to put something in the ridges and turn i think.....


I'm thinking that......tho the builder didnt leave anything
#18
stick a blunt knife on the end of a brush/mop/long thing :-)
#19
hrobo77
stick a blunt knife on the end of a brush/mop/long thing :-)


dont think thats gona do any good:?
banned 1 Like #20
J.Dance
My next door neighbor had some work done to their house recently, they were called the Likely Lads :p


from down somerset way :whistling:
1 Like #21
dog_cop
from down somerset way :whistling:


Thats them ;-)
banned#22
roryk83
dont think thats gona do any good:?


how about

http://www.jergym.hiedu.cz/~canovm/vybusnin/PXD/IMAGES/semtex.jpg
banned#23
J.Dance
Thats them ;-)


yeah I know them .. white van cowboys :x
#24
You should have a metal tool, about 2-3 foot long and L shaped the longest end will fit in the slots. Give it a turn and the hatch will unlock.

But a large screwdriver would do the job.
#25
Does it look like this?

http://www.dorseyconstructionmaterials.com/gifs/catalog/fullsize/LOFT_ACCESS_HATCHES_Loft_Hatch__M-thorpe_726_x_566mm_D-Down_GL250-03_Part_L.jpg

My mate's is like this and it just turns :?
#26
sancho1983
Does it look like this?

http://www.dorseyconstructionmaterials.com/gifs/catalog/fullsize/LOFT_ACCESS_HATCHES_Loft_Hatch__M-thorpe_726_x_566mm_D-Down_GL250-03_Part_L.jpg

My mate's is like this and it just turns :?


yeah thats the one

hope its not broke then

gona go and use all my strengh to turn it.......will update you soon
banned#27
roryk83
yeah thats the one

hope its not broke then

gona go and use all my strengh to turn it.......will update you soon


remember health and safety while up on a ladder :thumbsup:
#28
Its fine its open now

http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/Smudger_Dan/120%20Ramuz/09222.jpg
#29
YAY!!!! I had to use a large wooden spoon which fitted in between the gap and I was able to turn it - thanks for everybodys help
#31
roryk83
YAY!!!! I had to use a large wooden spoon which fitted in between the gap and I was able to turn it - thanks for everybodys help


Just to let you know, we left the opening tool in the loft :lol:
#32
Shengis
Just to let you know, we left the opening tool in the loft :lol:


The best place, at least you'll know where it is. ;-)

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