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Need to remove cables within plaster... advice please.

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by jurassic86, 26 Mar 2013.

  1. jurassic86

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    Hi Guys,
    I have just brought a new house and the existing owners had a TV on a wall in the kitchen.
    I can not quite believe it but they appear to have plastered OVER the cables instead of making a trunking so that cables can be replaced should a new TV be needed.
    How is the best way to go about removing these and making the walls good again?
    If a plasterer was to chisel out the existing plaster and reskim it, how good would it look.
    Any advice? See images below
    Thanks
    Jason


     
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    Easy job to hack out and make good. You can do it yourself using Polyfiller if you like.
     
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    Wouldn't it look a tad bumpy if I use filler?
     
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    Not if you use a sanding block to sand it flush.
     
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    makes you wonder if they should have done all this before moving out!!!
     
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    hi guys,
    just a quick update. had a plasterer around and he said that if i want a tv up their again (which i do) then the best option is to channel out, put some cable trunking in and reskim that wall. he could if i wanted just skim over that area but given the fact the wall isn't that big he thinks for a better finish its the way to do it.
    Shame as I just filled in half the wall plugs lol
     
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