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Light Switch relocation- How to arrange this with an electrician?

ivanptr
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Light Switch relocation- How to arrange this with an electrician?

Hi everyone and @EricL 

With a new children to our family,  we have subdivided a new bedroom and we are in the process of painting the plastered wall,  but during that we find the light switch & socket should better to move to the wall closer to the door.
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We haven't done this before.. how should we instruct an electrician to do to reduce our work in restoring the wall he will cut in?

1) When the electrician is cutting a new rectangular hole on the dry wall to put in a new light switch, we should ask him try to keep the "small rectangular drywall part" for us?

This way we can tuck "that scrap part" into the old hole without worrying to find extra material, minimisizing our effort to plaster repair the wall? 

2) After we fill the hole with the rectangular part ,

What material and tool should we purchase to adhere that to the wall? Plaster?

Which brand to use for a small job like this? 

 

Thank you for any advice...!

 

 

 

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Light Switch relocation- How to arrange this with an electrician?

Hi @ivanptr

 

You're on the right track. Asking the electrician to keep the plasterboard cut-out for you is very wise. 

 

Then you can apply the techniques in the following video:

 

 

I'm sure you'll find that this is a really achievable D.I.Y. job. Have a look at what Workshop member @PartyDad was able to achieve when he had to patch holes in the wall.

 

The guide How to fix a hole in a plaster wall includes the tools and materials that you will need, and please don't hesitate to post again if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Jason

 

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