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Small Job - advice needed.

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Jeremy2014, 20 Mar 2020.

  1. Jeremy2014

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    Hi All,
    Last Year, we had new interphone installed - but the size of the interphone being different means additional work need to be completed as per picture attached.

    pretty new to DIY, so looking for direction, but ideally was thinking.

    - Unscrew the unit, so that apply some Filler. Sand it smoothly and then paint it.

    Anything else I missed?

    by the way, what kind of Screw do I need to unscrew this?

    Many thanks,

    Or should I get the trade man to come it to unscrew it while I do the paint / filling job so to avoid any warranty issue.

    PS I would have expected the interphone company to take care of this, but it seems that was not the case when quoted....
     

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    Those facia plate screws are called 'tamperproof torx' .......the correct bits are widely available.
    John :)
     
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    Mask it up and paint around it. If you take it off the wall you always run the risk of disconnecting wires inside.
     
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  7. Jeremy2014

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    Thanks all for the advice - good call about myself unscrewing the unit out.
    This was installed last spring / summer so I guess I could get the trade man to come in to take it out in a morning so that i can do the necessary work.
    I might be OCD, but if I tape it, I can not see how to make good neatly... as I need to apply some filling, sand it before to paint it.
     
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    Its a little difficult to tell, but the plate may be an escutcheon......that is, bigger than the unit itself so removing the front plate reveals a smaller box behind, which is easier to fill to.
    Bear on mind though, those screws are ‘tamperproof’ the pip in the centre doesn’t allow a normal torx bit to work.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks John so you have just make it easier! Trade man to come back and take out the unit while I do the finishing job :)
     
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    Remove and hide all damage under a piece of chequer plate .
     
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