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    Hi every one does any one have any tips and tricks for cutting out light switches and sockets.

    It feels like it take me for ever to mark out and cut the boxes.

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    Get an off cut of plasterboard and scrape it around the socket, so you leave a white rim, then place the board in the right position over it, (as if you were going to fix it) and gently with your hand bang the face of the board where the socket is, remove board and you should see a white outline of the socket.
    No measuring or marking needed and in the right place, regardless of ceiling or floor running

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    I insist all box faces are flush with the back off the plaster board.

    Then we just mark the centre of the box, and get the lad to cut all the boxes out with a rotozip

    Dont expect there is much chance of this if you are ''house bashing'' though!

    If measuring with a tape allways measure from the ceiling and from the board you have just fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian S View Post
    Get an off cut of plasterboard and scrape it around the socket, so you leave a white rim, then place the board in the right position over it, (as if you were going to fix it) and gently with your hand bang the face of the board where the socket is, remove board and you should see a white outline of the socket.
    No measuring or marking needed and in the right place, regardless of ceiling or floor running
    IF you need to,you can bevel the board off when you cut it from behind to allow you to knock the board back without damaging the front.

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