Filling in electrician's chase

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Hi, I'm currently getting my flat re-wired and I've opted to fill in the electrician's chase myself - paying someone is simply not an option (unfortunately)!

I've been told to use bonding and then easifill. Any tips?

The electrican is going to 2nd fix all the sockets / switches. I assume this is ok to plaster round the fixings? What safety precautions do I need to be aware of?

Thanks in advance for any tips - I'm freaking out a little here :(
 
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I've been told to use bonding and then easifill. Any tips?
Assuming the electrican has left it in a safe condition, that sounds right to me.
- Was it the electrican who gave the advice? Have you asked for it to left in a suitable state.

In which case it is a simple case of mixed up some bonding, and filling the bulk of the hole (do not over fill) and then fill the remainer with gyproc easi-fill, which is half way between finishing plaster and poly filler.

You will be able to use the wall either side of the chase to run the tool on, and lightly sand or refill areas which do not go totally right first time.


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Hi, thanks for the reply.

Yes, the electrician recommended that I use bonding and easifill and I made him aware that I would be filling the voids myself.

Do I need to prepare the chase with pva before I fill? I'm finding mixed opinions when i google this. From my point of view the less work the better. That said I want a good finish so if pva is a step i need to account for then so be it. Also, what grade paper should I use with the easifill?

Re the safety aspect, do i need to turn the electrics off whilst I work? A lot of this will be evening work so I'm going to need the light.

I trust the guy and his handiwork implicitly - it's just plastering is not his forte hence seeking out your advice.

Thanks again.
 
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If you want to save some time, you can use one coat plaster to fill the chase in one go. The finish will be a little less perfectly flat, but once painted you'd be unlikely to notice unless shining a spotlight on it etc.

I would definitely turn off the electric beforehand.
 
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If you want to save some time, you can use one coat plaster to fill the chase in one go. The finish will be a little less perfectly flat, but once painted you'd be unlikely to notice unless shining a spotlight on it etc.
Bonding goes off that fast if you started at one end of the house, it would probably be hard enough to put the easifill over the first one by the time you finsih the last!
 

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