Electrical switch boxes


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Old 05-28-03, 12:23 PM
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Lightbulb Electrical switch boxes

Recently we had our house re-wired. There are several dead electrical outlet boxes on baseboards and some removed. I have few ideas on how to cover the exposed areas. However would like more.

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Old 05-28-03, 07:21 PM
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not sure if this is what you are looking for but. Empty device boxes are easily covered with blank covers found readily at all supply stores and they come in various colors too. But if you need to repair the area so as to make it look like the surrounding wall then we need more info. if it is a drywall wall then patch it with a piece of drywall and mud &tape accordingly.

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Old 05-29-03, 01:01 PM
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Electrical switch boxes

Thanks for your comments.

Agreed, outlets on drywall are easily controlled. I have patched couple already using insulation for packing and plaster of paris to fill the cavity. However, I'm wondering how to patch the openings on the baseboards and make them non-apparent after painting.

I suppose plaster of paris will do the same on baseboards. Another though was to use insulation, plaster of paris and finish-off with carpenters putty. Does the putty adhere to plaster of paris?
 
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Old 05-29-03, 03:47 PM
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For the baseboards could you cut a pice of base to fit the rectangular opening and finish it to match? I still say blank covers your best bet if your looking for easy. The covers can be painted to match or blend with the trim or replace the trim with a piece from the back of a closet.
 
 

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