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Accidently skimmed over bracket holes!

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by zenonithus, 1 Nov 2018.

  1. zenonithus

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    I forgot to leave screws in the bracket holes for radiator and blinds. Just wondering if there are any techniques for locating them? I can either scrape off the skim or redrill the holes. More inclined to scrape off the skim.
     
  2. roughcaster

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    No easy way if you've filled them in. I normally take the screws out, and put a rolled up piece of paper in the holes.
     
  3. zenonithus

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    yeah thought so. looks like I need to start scraping :(
     
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    is the skim dry already? if not, then where the holes are should be a little darker (still drying) and easy to locate ...
    my builders did this on a ceiling that had 6 downlighters ... luckily the holes appeared when drying!
     
  5. zenonithus

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    I think it's all dry now in those areas, though good point I will look out for that in future if it happens again :D
     
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    Try misting it with water and if you're luck they'll show up at some stage in the drying.
     
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  7. zenonithus

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    I tried it garyo though no joy. I might actually roughly work out where one screwhole is by taking the skim off and work out the other from the indents in the bracket. I think the work trying to measure up and drill these holes again would take longer than finding the original holes.
     
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