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I have recently had my house rewired and am in the process of plastering around the sockets. A relative, who is helping me and is slightly more knowledgeable in these matters than myself, has queried the fact that some of the backboxes are not completely recessed, or at least that the fronts of the boxes concerned are not flush with the wall surface. Should I be querying this with the electrician or is there if the front protrudes slightly?

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They are too deep for the hole in which they sit. OR the hole is too shallow.

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That is poor workmanship. Get the electrician back in to sort it. The back box should be flush with or just behind the plaster.


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OnlyMe wrote:
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That is poor workmanship. Get the electrician back in to sort it. The back box should be flush with or just behind the plaster.


What is the impact of the box being proud of the finished wall surface? Is it a safety hazard once the cover is reattached?


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That is poor workmanship. Get the electrician back in to sort it. The back box should be flush with or just behind the plaster.


What is the impact of the box being proud of the finished wall surface? Is it a safety hazard once the cover is reattached?


It will in most cases leave a gap between the socket and the plaster.

Or to put it another way you will then need to hang a pair of knickers over the socket to hide the gap because it looks a [insert your chosen 4 letter word here].


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