How to Fill in Chasing Left by Electrician
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Skythepig
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How to Fill in Chasing Left by Electrician

Post by Skythepig » Mon Jul 31, 2023 10:55 am

Hi after water damage which is now dried out, we have an electrician coming to replace some sockets and back boxes which will involve chasing out some of the wall.
I was hoping to patch the chasing myself and wondered what would be recommended.
It is not going to be a lot, just 3 short runs, so is there any ready mixed rough base coat and finish plaster I can buy rather than large bags of plaster etc.
Wall construction is old stone, looks like sand and cement render, then finish plaster. TIA

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Re: How to Fill in Chasing Left by Electrician

Post by stoneyboy » Wed Aug 02, 2023 8:49 pm

Hi skythepig,
Since you already have a sand and cement render use the same material for the base coat but wet the chasing before you make good. You can then finish off with plaster.
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Re: How to Fill in Chasing Left by Electrician

Post by Skythepig » Fri Aug 04, 2023 10:16 am

Do i need to wet it with a PVA mixed with water?

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Re: How to Fill in Chasing Left by Electrician

Post by stoneyboy » Fri Aug 04, 2023 8:34 pm

Hi skythepig,
No just damp down the chasing so water is not sucked out of your mortar render.
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