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    Unhappy How do I tile around a light switch

    Hi, can anybody help me to tell me how to tile around a light switch, the problem I have is the switch is smack round down in the middle of where the tile will go.....so I can use two tiles either side of it.

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    Thumbs up Re: How do I tile around a light switch

    try this m8 draw a line on u'r tile so it's going 2 fit round the switch then put some tape on the inside of the line drill some hole's in the tile get a small grinder and then use that 2 cut the inside of the tile out 2 ur line if that does'nt work the only thing 4 u 2 do is cut the tile in half

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    Re: How do I tile around a light switch

    the way i do it is take the light switch off the wallmove the wires with the switch attached to one side place the tile in the position where its got to go mark the tile with pencil same size as the metal box thats in the wall itself do that on as many tiles you need depending cut the tile place on wall wait till dry and get some longers screws reattach light and then you have a perfect joining (well you wont see the join)

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    Re: How do I tile around a light switch

    Get a clapper and remove the light switch Hidden Content

    or just mark it out and drill small holes then file it out ( technology class comes un useful) then if done right, it should look good

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    Re: How do I tile around a light switch

    Many thanks lads, I appreciate the posts !
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    Re: How do I tile around a light switch

    Many thanks to those who gave their tips & tricks, the way I finally cut out the tile was to use an angle grinder, it game me a perfect cut and the light switch fitted lovely over the cut.....hey, if I get enough requests I'll post a picture up for you all.....it turns me on every time I look at my work LOL !

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    Re: How do I tile around a light switch

    maybe next time m8 u will work it out that u use 2 tiles 4 a light switch so much better don't u thinkHidden Content

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    Re: How do I tile around a light switch

    Hidden Content Originally Posted by weesam Hidden Content
    maybe next time m8 u will work it out that u use 2 tiles 4 a light switch so much better don't u thinkHidden Content
    Yeh but, no but, I've ended up with a ten times more professional look, if I don't mind saying so myself, in fact I'll give myself a pat on the back (Tervor & Simon if ya remember) LOL!!!!.....but yeh, bit more planning next time.
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    Talking Re: How do I tile around a light switch

    well a grinder is a handy tool but i still think the 2 tile way is best 4 round a light switch

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    Re: How do I tile around a light switch

    Hidden Content Originally Posted by weesam Hidden Content
    well a grinder is a handy tool but i still think the 2 tile way is best 4 round a light switch
    I think an angle grinder was a bit over the top for such a small cut's dont you think.... Maybe even a bit dangerous...

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    Re: How do I tile around a light switch

    I agree with the angle grinder method.It has revolutionised my tiling projects and i can recommend its use especially for circular cuts.It tends to chip the cut edge slightly and its worth watching out for this.

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