How do I fill this hole?


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Distorted Vision

I just replaced the shaving light in the bathroom above the mirror
with a nice MK one. We only had the original one from B&Q fitted by an
electrician a month ago but we decided we didn't like the tungsten
ones and besides he fitted it in a ridiculous position well above the
mirror. The shaving socket didn't work so I took it back to B&Q and
got a refund.

Anyway, removing the old light has left a big hole which the
electrician made for the cable entry as you can see in the photos:

http://img177.imageshack.us/my.php?image=28012009647vb5.jpg

The two holes will be filled by grouting but how do I fill the big
hole? Will expanding foam filler work? Is there filler I can put a
thin layer over it to get a better cosmetic finish. I know whatever I
do its still going to be noticeable.

Please advise!
 
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meow2222

Distorted said:
I just replaced the shaving light in the bathroom above the mirror
with a nice MK one. We only had the original one from B&Q fitted by an
electrician a month ago but we decided we didn't like the tungsten
ones and besides he fitted it in a ridiculous position well above the
mirror. The shaving socket didn't work so I took it back to B&Q and
got a refund.

Anyway, removing the old light has left a big hole which the
electrician made for the cable entry as you can see in the photos:

http://img177.imageshack.us/my.php?image=28012009647vb5.jpg

The two holes will be filled by grouting but how do I fill the big
hole? Will expanding foam filler work? Is there filler I can put a
thin layer over it to get a better cosmetic finish. I know whatever I
do its still going to be noticeable.

Please advise!
There's no pciture, but if its a hole in plaster/brick/block, then any
(commercial) filler will do. Expanding foam isnt a good choice really.
http://www.wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/index.php?title=Filler


NT
 
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Distorted Vision

Sorry don't know what happened with Imageshack. The hole is at the
corner of 4 tiles in the grouting but has chipped the corners of the
tiles. Anyway, here is the pic:

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/6186/28012009647xr3.jpg

Can I just use Polyfilla but not completely filling it flush to the
surface of the tile but once it has dried using grout over it to keep
it cosmetically uniform?
 
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Bill

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Sorry don't know what happened with Imageshack. The hole is at the
corner of 4 tiles in the grouting but has chipped the corners of the
tiles. Anyway, here is the pic:

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/6186/28012009647xr3.jpg

Can I just use Polyfilla but not completely filling it flush to the
surface of the tile but once it has dried using grout over it to keep
it cosmetically uniform?
I can see the picture here OK.
Your idea would seem quite adequate.
 
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Paul Matthews

Distorted said:
The two holes will be filled by grouting but how do I fill the big
hole? Will expanding foam filler work? Is there filler I can put a
thin layer over it to get a better cosmetic finish. I know whatever I
do its still going to be noticeable.
That's gonna be awkward. I'd avoid foam - inless you are really good wih the
stuff I would think there would be too much risk of it appearing out the font
of the hole.

I'd maybe look at using wood or similar to be a plug, than using grout to cover
the wood.
 
F

fictitious

That's gonna be awkward. I'd avoid foam - inless you are really good wih the
stuff I would think there would be too much risk of it appearing out the font
of the hole.

I'd maybe look at using wood or similar to be a plug, than using grout to cover
the wood.
It's still going to stick out like a sore thumb regardless of what is
used ..The ONLY satisfactory solution is to replace the tiles but I
appreciate that might not be possible.
 
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teddysnips

I just replaced the shaving light in the bathroom above the mirror
with a nice MK one. We only had the original one from B&Q fitted by an
electrician a month ago but we decided we didn't like the tungsten
ones and besides he fitted it in a ridiculous position well above the
mirror. The shaving socket didn't work so I took it back to B&Q and
got a refund.

Anyway, removing the old light has left a big hole which the
electrician made for the cable entry as you can see in the photos:

http://img177.imageshack.us/my.php?image=28012009647vb5.jpg

The two holes will be filled by grouting but how do I fill the big
hole? Will expanding foam filler work? Is there filler I can put a
thin layer over it to get a better cosmetic finish. I know whatever I
do its still going to be noticeable.
I'd just gun fill it (using acrylic, not silicone) leaving it just
short of proud and then grout over it.
 
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meow2222

Distorted said:
Sorry don't know what happened with Imageshack. The hole is at the
corner of 4 tiles in the grouting but has chipped the corners of the
tiles. Anyway, here is the pic:

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/6186/28012009647xr3.jpg

Can I just use Polyfilla but not completely filling it flush to the
surface of the tile but once it has dried using grout over it to keep
it cosmetically uniform?
yes, but I'd just use grout and nothing else. Its a tougher filler
than polyfilla.


NT
 
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