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Created On: 09 January 2015 12:40 PM
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 09 January 2015 07:00 PM
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peteTLM

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Personally id use sanitary silicon (doesnt discolour that quick) with the nozzle on the tiniest opening to do an initial 'inner' seal, and then once set, an outer cosmetic seal done against a masking tape line to neaten it up.

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 09 January 2015 07:14 PM
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Phillron

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Some innovative ideas to solve the problem,however,there is another drastic solution,can you get a new wife ?
 09 January 2015 10:12 PM
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TimJWatts

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Originally posted by: aligarjon

try googling socket box extension collar.



Gary


Collar

Garry - you sir are a genius.

Did not know those existed - but they look like the cleanest and neatest and simplest solution. Tile *around* them and they should bring the plate *just* forward of the tile - ideal!

I knew there had to be an answer. Than you - indeed. SWMBO thanks you too - or I get to live, one or the other
 09 January 2015 10:13 PM
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TimJWatts

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Originally posted by: Phillron

Some innovative ideas to solve the problem,however,there is another drastic solution,can you get a new wife ?
 09 January 2015 10:13 PM
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TimJWatts

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Originally posted by: Phillron

Some innovative ideas to solve the problem,however,there is another drastic solution,can you get a new wife ?


Hehe.

I like the one I have - and I do support this type of tile, otherwise I would not be here trying to make and effort and find a solution

I only veto her stuff when there really is no alternative - she knows that and whilst there may be grumbles, it's accepted.

I rely on her for all matters of colour - otherwise my house would probably look like this by now:

70s decor
 10 January 2015 12:32 AM
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mapj1

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Collar - working link..

That is the fix for the box where the cover plate wont go on and sit down too. (no its not one I put in, honestly..)

Cheers chaps

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 10 January 2015 06:00 PM
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TimJWatts

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Originally posted by: davezawadi

Now this IP4x bit, you are using BS4343s are you?
David


You know, I could *swear* I read that the tops of accessories needed to meet IP4X.

I might have been getting confused with CUs - Amndt 3??

One of those times, I wish I had BS7671 in a searchable format...
 12 January 2015 04:34 PM
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AJJewsbury

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You know, I could *swear* I read that the tops of accessories needed to meet IP4X.

416.2.2 ?
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 12 January 2015 10:31 PM
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davezawadi

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I am reluctant to comment, but are you sure that a standard socket fitted to a box doesn't? You seem to be suggesting that it needs to meet IP6X. Sealed against water is not an IP4X requirement as I am sure you know.

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 13 January 2015 09:14 AM
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AJJewsbury

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I'm sure a socket fitted directly against a box would be fine, it's just the deep bevels on metro tiles that introduce a 4 or 5mm triangular gap when the tiles are fitted between the back box and faceplate and a vertical joint in the tiles coincides with a socket position, which breach the 1mm max requirement of IP4X.
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