- How would you fill this small hole?
could you not have bashed the hole behind the skirting board and run the wire up inside the chimney?
there’s probably all sorts of regs about passing wires through walls now regarding using a duct and so on and you’ll still have a big wire hanging out half way up the wall?Posted 6 years ago
The hole is exactly the same height as the top of the TV stand which will be next to the chimney breast…I figured it would be easier to conceal the wire this way…
This is the TV stand – if the wire was any lower I would see it (and I couldn’t have put it against the floor as that would have meant bashing out loads more fireplace!
Posted 6 years agoallthepiesMember
House builds are crap aren’t they, minor issues like this involve lots of grief knocking holes in things and then having to do some kind of bodge repair. My vision is some kind of easily accessible/removable wall panelling and proper cable conduits behind.
Take my TV aerial wire, crappy coax which I’d like to replace with some screened cable. The existing coax seems to have been secured behind the plasterboard to various purlins and to remove/replace would not make sense. I’d have to run fresh cable from the aerial, outside the house and then drill holes in masonry/plasterboard to get it to where required. If the cable ran through a conduit then things would be must simpler.
A lot more expensive though 🙂Posted 6 years ago
wrightysons being funny i think….
how ever in all seriousness are you allowed to run a standard appliance powercord plastered into a wall….making it a fixed appliance – different rules apply dont they ?
my spark had a fit at what my previous owner had done WRT plastering flex into the wall with a 13amp plug on the end for some wall mounted lights.
(FWIW and what your doing it wouldnt bother me in the slightest but just be aware about childrens faces , baby robins and all the other shite that some folk come out with on here)Posted 6 years agotowzerMember
get a very small drill, get some matches (or similar thin things, I’ve seen chicken mesh used), drill holes into plaster (*side on if you see what I mean) and then bridge holes with matches etc 1st filler very lightly then crack on
or get a bit or card etc and rake out around hole so it is stepped, put card on step, lightly cover over and runPosted 6 years agofatyowlsMember
A piece of wood just small enough to fit behind the hole but long enough to have around an inch either side, put a screw in the centre long enough to hold on to, now place the wood behind the hole and now put 2 screws in the overlapping inch whilst holding the long screw in the middle, one you have secured the piece of wood you can remove the long screw now you have a secure backing to use whatever filling you want to use…..Posted 6 years ago
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