Removing the socket before pasting wallpaper ?
Repairs / / August 12, 2017
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making repairs in the apartment every person sooner or later comes to the stage of wallpapering.Everyone knows that in almost every room there are items such as electrical outlets.Almost always, they have to be on top of the wallpaper, so as not to disturb the aesthetic appearance of the room.And almost always sockets protrude slightly from the wall plane.Therefore, before gluing them it is necessary to dismantle the wallpaper, and then gluing - to put in place.
Removing the socket.There is no big deal.If the outlet is visible screw heads, then they must be suitable screwdriver to unscrew.If the screws are not visible, it means they are covered by the frame.At external examination, it is easy to determine how the frame is removed.Almost always, it is enough to pick up a screwdriver and detach.If possible, disconnect the outlet better.For sockets built into the wall, enough to remove only a decorative frame.For the outlets, which a
Sometimes the question arises - how to connect grounded receptacle.Here it is necessary to satisfy two conditions.Firstly - the jack must be a special pin to ground (you can check with the seller, or to look at the wall socket, there must be three pins instead of two), and secondly, in the house must be held ground.Two contacts are in each house - and zero phase, but the ground - not in each.If these two conditions are met - that it is necessary to fix the wires to the corresponding jacks according to the instructions, or under the scheme, which is often painted on the very outlet.
If there was a question - how the socket, then too simple.Every outlet has two round holes for plugs.On the mains outlet still has an additional contact.For contacts in the holes summarized respectively - to one - phase (alternating current with us, so the voltage then changes direction with a frequency of 50-60 Hz), and the second - zero.Due to this, contacts between the potential difference, and on closing the circuit through the plug, we have a functioning electrical appliance.This is the theory.But in practice, all we need to know is that that device has earned enough to fit the plug into the socket.
Now consider how a secure socket when the wallpaper is already pasted.If the outlet is recessed into the wall, it is necessary to cut out part of the wallpaper covering the socket, and fasten the previously removed frame in place.If the outer socket, you need to get out of the wall electric wires, lock them in a box socket into place and attach itself to the wall outlet on the screws, wood screws or self-tapping screws.
How can make in the dismantling and return of electrical sockets in place is no big deal, and this task can handle anyone, even an untrained person.