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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:34 pm 
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Hi,

I have a single socket metal back box within plasterboard. I want to remove this and make the outlet into a double socket.
I can't see how this is fixed in place, there are no screws or nails ?
The pictures show what look like a small piece of metal on the right hand side of the back box, is this
some sort of clip ?


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Looking at the top left corner in the first pic - it looks like Gripfill.

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ayjay wrote:
Looking at the top left corner in the first pic - it looks like Gripfill.


:withstupid: well spotted AJ, I was going to say stiction, I give them a extra point for using a grommet


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ayjay wrote:
Looking at the top left corner in the first pic - it looks like Gripfill.


What would be the best way of removing the metal box without damaging the plasterboard ?


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piatti wrote:
ayjay wrote:
Looking at the top left corner in the first pic - it looks like Gripfill.


What would be the best way of removing the metal box without damaging the plasterboard ?


you wont tbh, you could just use a socket adapter


eg.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/lap-13a-conv ... ched/108cc

Just for reference - pics

https://www.amazon.co.uk/BG-Electrical- ... MRP3Y9D250


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Havent seen these before, thanks for your input


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