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How do I fix the holes around the sockets the electricians left

Postby Lilwri93 » Sat Feb 05, 2022 10:39 am

I’ve been left with gaps around loads of my sockets after a rewire. I’m shocked that they left it this way but I’ve been fobbed off by the electrician and I don’t have a clue how to fix these, especially the one that is quite large and looks like they cut the hole for the socket completely wonky?
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated
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Postby Mr White » Sun Feb 06, 2022 1:44 pm

You have a choice.
All purpose filler or a sand/cement mix.

Either way, switch the mains off first, remove faceplate, then apply your choice of filler.

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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Feb 07, 2022 10:37 pm

Hi lilwri93,
You should not have to make good the electricians bodges. Try to persuade him that he needs to make good himself and it is unreasonable for him to expect you to carry this out. A lot will depend on what you agreed would be done when you gave him the contract.
If you are unable to get him back you could try making good by turning off the electricity, slackening the fixing screws just enough to allow you to fill around the fittings using polyfilla, tetrion or something similar.
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