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gap around plug sockets..

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by humanracer, 13 Sep 2019.

  1. humanracer

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    Mostly in the middle part of the tiles. Best to cover with grout? Could just leave them but worried about safety.

    tile gap.jpg
     
  2. flameport

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    A big slab of grout is the only option.
    Too late now - but bevel edge tiles are really not a suitable choice where electrical accessories are to be fitted onto them.
     
  3. JohnD

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    if you remove the socket first, and wrap it in clingfilm, you can press the grout in tightly and it will not stick the socket in place

    make sure it is perfectly level....
     
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  4. Taylortwocities

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    Yes. Pet hate is sockets etc that have been grouted/painted/polyfillaed into place. It always causes a big mess when they need to be removed.

    Good tip with the cling film Jd!
     
  5. chivers67

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    Grout or decorators caulk
     
  6. Taylortwocities

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    Spawn of the devil…
     
  7. securespark

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    It has its place...
     
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    [​IMG] Socket spacer and grout to that, then never a problem removing socket.
     
  9. RayCaister

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    I use a run of toothpaste ( not the stripey one). Very effective and always to hand.
     
  10. sparkwright

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    NOOOOOOOOOO!

    So it's YOU who goes about doing that is it?
     
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  11. sparkwright

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    Until the adjustable lug in the (metal) back box drops down a tad.
     
  12. sparkwright

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    I'd rather have the gap than that spacer.
     
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  13. SUNRAY

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    I think I'd rather have the toothpaste than the spacer, even if it is striped:giggle::whistle:
     
  14. Motman

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    White mastic.
     
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