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 Post subject: Filling with plaster
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:04 pm 
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I need advice on repairing a hole 8cm x 3cm that is right next to my wall mounted thermostat. Problem is it has an exposed cable leading into the thermostat and I'm not sure how to do this safely given plaster has moisture in it. Thanks for any help.


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Is the hole just cut into the plaster-board of a stud wall; or is it in the plaster section of a plastered brick wall?

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It's a brick wall and exposed back to the brick.


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Ideally the cable should be in a sleeve or put some cardboard between cable and whatever is to be filled so the plaster (why not filler?) does not grip right against the cable. I think I would not worry about the wetness against the cable (famous last words) but I would worry about trapping the cable.


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Hi. Yes the wires aren't bare but enclosed in a grey outer layer. I'm thinking like you say to fit a piece of card over and use ready mixed filler over the lot. Hah, what could go wrong! Thanks for replying.


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sunflower100 wrote:
It's a brick wall and exposed back to the brick.



Yes I agree with the above comment, bit of card to separate then fill!

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