tile around light switches & elec. outlets

Old 03-21-02, 01:14 PM
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Smile tile around light switches & elec. outlets

One last question before beginning the tile setting. I have the backerboard installed. The outlets are now inset 1/4" more. Do I bring them out and reinstall on backerboard? Sorry I ask so many questions, just want to do it right so it will last longer than I do. Ha!
Old 03-21-02, 04:18 PM
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Yes..they will have to be pulled out and the tabs will sit on your new tile. You'll have to go to the hardware store and get longer screws...pretty good chance the originals aren't long enough now.It would also be safer if you put some black electrial tape over the exposed parts of the plugs and switches..you don't want to accidentally touch them with your trowel.

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