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Can I block off a blank fake plug socket?

Huge hole with some wires ending in plsric caps covered by a plastic thing that sticks out of the wall. We want to hang something and it is in the way. There's no reason I shouldn't block it off and plaster over is there?
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Old 27.06.2018, 07:15
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Re: Can I block off a blank fake plug socket?

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]Huge hole with some wires ending in plsric caps[/B] covered by a plastic thing that sticks out of the wall. We want to hang something and it is in the way. There's no reason I shouldn't block it off and plaster over is there?
You might need access to these at some time - electric joints can come loose and fail.

You can buy flat covers that press on via a central screw.

Without a photo, I can't say for sure that one of these would work.
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Re: Can I block off a blank fake plug socket?

Will post a photo when I've the computer on. The hole itself is about 10.5x10.5cm. I looked in a DIY but they didn't have, and was told they can't order in, flat covers that size.
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Re: Can I block off a blank fake plug socket?

I would not fill it with plaster. It is not fake, just not in use. Blank covers you can buy in other sizes from an electric supplier. You can affix it without screws using silicone or glue. It won't be flush with the wall but fairly close.

A picture would indeed be helpful.
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Re: Can I block off a blank fake plug socket?

Hope this works. The plastic cover is 13 x 13 cm
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Hope this works. The plastic cover is 13 x 13 cm
Is that what is there already?

Surely it doesn't stick out further than the skirting board?

If you're planning to put something immovable against the wall that would hide the hole then I'd just remove the cover and store it somewhere and hide the hole with the furniture.
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Re: Can I block off a blank fake plug socket?

Yes, that is what is there already. It will hang above the skirting board and over half of the cover - which keeps it away from the wall on one side. To completely cover the cover, we would have to hang it off centre which would look ridiculous!
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Hope this works. The plastic cover is 13 x 13 cm
This already is a "Blindabdeckung".
Is this still too high? Or what are you actually asking for?
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Re: Can I block off a blank fake plug socket?

Yes, it's too high, it sticks out 7mm from the wall.

I want to know if there is any reason (legal, fire, electrical, insurance) I shouldn't block it off and plaster over it. The husband wants to use a tea towel to block it, I would use plexiglass.
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Hope this works. The plastic cover is 13 x 13 cm
There is an alternative which is only half as thick.
http://www.agro.ch/catalogue/catalog...FD7037D4B4ECB0

Depending how yours is mounted it is either the 9909.10 or 9909.10.37
If you are renting keep the original one.

Could be that the 1095.93 might also work. But its thickness is unknown.
http://www.kaiser-dosen.de/catalogue...07B94BCBB4B37D

The 9909.03 is known to be thinner but not sure if it will fit. If it does it can be used as a base to plaster and paint it.
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Yes, it's too high, it sticks out 7mm from the wall.

I want to know if there is any reason (legal, electrical, insurance) I shouldn't block it off and plaster over it. The husband wants to use a tea towel to block it, I would use plexiglass.
If it ends up behind something (=hidden), why not use electrical tape (Isolierband) on each wire. And maybe even cover the hole with it after? (Just to stop mice building a home in it )
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If it ends up behind something (=hidden), why not use electrical tape (Isolierband) on each wire. And maybe even cover the hole with it after? (Just to stop mice building a home in it )
They end in plastic caps already If not Wago clamp Model 221 or 222 would be better than some tape kludge.
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They end in plastic caps already If not Wago clamp Model 221 or 222 would be better than some tape kludge.
Yeah, they do. Didn't check that picture before

I fully agree with you.

Tape would still be better than tea-towel though
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The 9909.03 is known to be thinner but not sure if it will fit. If it does it can be used as a base to plaster and paint it.
Does that mean I could potentially use plexiglass cut to size in the hole (resting on the grey casing, not touching the wires) and plaster and paint it?
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Re: Can I block off a blank fake plug socket?

If there are connections being made in the box it must be kept easily reachable under all circumstances, if these are only ends they can be properly secured and the box can be closed and put behind the plaster, do however take exact measurements of the location and put a clearly visible note of this next to/inside the power cabinet, if there ever is a problem with that box, or you leave the house and have to restore it (when rented) you can still find it. And place some paper (or other proper protection) over the wires, so the wet plastering does not make contact with the wires.
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Re: Can I block off a blank fake plug socket?

Husband says they are ends rather than connections, here's a closer picture.

I've never plastered anything before, so whilst I'm certain that I'll do a better job than husband and his tea towel I'm equally certain you'll still be able to see that something happened there. I've taken photos just to be sure.

I have actually already filled it in, as I thought it was better to do that then let my husband have a go. I just want to know if it's likely to catch fire and destroy my flat and give the insurance an excuse not to pay!
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Husband says they are ends rather than connections, here's a closer picture.

I've never plastered anything before, so whilst I'm certain that I'll do a better job than husband and his tea towel I'm equally certain you'll still be able to see that something happened there. I've taken photos just to be sure.

I have actually already filled it in, as I thought it was better to do that then let my husband have a go. I just want to know if it's likely to catch fire and destroy my flat and give the insurance an excuse not to pay!
That is beyond any doubt a connection box, and thus must be easily reachable under all circumstances and should absolutely not be plastered over. You should change your plans instead of smearing this away.
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Re: Can I block off a blank fake plug socket?

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Husband says they are ends rather than connections, here's a closer picture.
Those are not ends but the star point of a distribution .
If I count right five sockets are connect to this point. You really want easy access to those wires.
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