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When do you plaster

when do you plaster before or aftar you move the plug sockets to the electric hob and oven? thanks there was a family agruement about it!

10 Answers from MyBuilder Plasterers

Best Answer

After.Doesnt make much sense to finish a wall before you start moving things on it.

2011-12-05T09:50:02+00:00

Answered 2nd Dec 2011

I personally like to skim over socket back boxes 1st and clean them out just before the plaster sets. If you leave the plaster to harden fully it tends to chip out when u clean the box out. Of course you can only do this if the cables are not live as wet plaster and metal plasterer's trowel conduct electricity!

2011-12-05T09:50:02+00:00

Answered 5th Dec 2011

There will usually be some disturbance whenever a socket is fitted particularly if the cable and/or sockets are sunk into the wall, so plastering would be best kept back until that has been done.
I note someone mentioned Part P, that is for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own regs. so it depends where you are working.

2011-12-06T10:25:02+00:00

Answered 2nd Dec 2011

Get all 1st fix electrics done, then plaster, then 2nd fix electrics.

2011-12-05T09:50:02+00:00

Answered 2nd Dec 2011

hi tony you usually plaster when the first fix elecs has been done, ie back box and wires are in place, carry out the plaster work then wire to the socket faces known as the second fix

2011-12-05T09:50:02+00:00

Answered 2nd Dec 2011

move the sockets first then plaster, regards Terry.

2011-12-05T09:50:02+00:00

Answered 3rd Dec 2011

simple , after

2011-12-05T09:50:02+00:00

Answered 3rd Dec 2011

After would be the normal way.

2011-12-05T09:50:02+00:00

Answered 4th Dec 2011

After, then you wont have any making good of your new plasterwork.

2011-12-05T09:50:02+00:00

Answered 2nd Dec 2011

Hi,

Not sure if this is a genuine question, if it is then get all the alterations you need to have made done, if this is for a customer you will need to have this done by a certified part P electrician.

2011-12-05T09:50:02+00:00

Answered 4th Dec 2011

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