What trick do you use...

Old 12-20-02, 08:22 AM
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What trick do you use...

taking wire from an old wall fixture that we do not want and repalcing with a wall recepticle down below it...
Here is the dilemna..
Cut the hole in the plaster (DRemmel Advantage works great!)
and out pours lots of vermiculite!!
I was able to stop the flow and push the one gang box in but I have to do one more and curious if you have a nifty trick to not allow all the vermiculite to come pouring out while getting wires set, etc??

Old 12-20-02, 04:56 PM
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Not a good solution that I know of. You might try cutting the top slice and side slice on the box. Then by that aeresol can of foam and push the tube into the wall through the slice and spray full on top and bottom with that foam. Then let the foam set up.

Hopefully the foam will hole the beads and allow you to push your cable through the foam.

Second option is to scoop up the beads, finish your wiring then open a small hole at the top of the wall about a 1/2" round. then use a funnel and pour the beads back into the wall.

Best I got

Old 12-20-02, 07:47 PM
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Cut the top and sides. Slide stiff paper taped or folded into a "U" shape, long enough to reach the back wall, leave a flap enough to tape to the wall, cut the bottom out, remove the wall board. This may keep it in place except for where the wall was removed. You could place the receptable box, then remove the paper allowing the vermiculite to settle.
Old 12-20-02, 10:33 PM
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Cut the hole,,, dont take the drywall plug out,,, punch the box in.

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