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Recessing BT wall sockets.

Anonymous
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Recessing BT wall sockets.

I’ve put this message in this forum as I thought it was the best place as it is applicable to ADSL as well as VDSL but if it needs relocating then please do so.

I have on my hall wall two Mk3 BT ADSL sockets, is there anyway I can have these recessed into the wall. I know it will only save about a 1cm of space, but all the same it’s something I would like done.

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HPsauce
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Re: Recessing BT wall sockets.

It's pretty standard type of back box, so why not?

The trick will be deciding who does it and how.... Azn (Can't imagine BT would be interested and in theory no-one else should)

 

Mine is semi-recessed, in that it half-overlaps the skirting board which goes around it. So someone at some time must have moved it.......  Lips_are_sealed

Anonymous
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Re: Recessing BT wall sockets.

Yes, in theory a couple of plaster wall socket recess boxes could do it and I could do it myself, but it is allowed?

I agree with you regarding BTs interest, so maybe I'm on a hiding to nothing as I don't want to do it when it could have repercussions.

 

Anonymous
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Re: Recessing BT wall sockets.

Mmm, I've just taken a closer look at these sockets and from what I see they may not even be capable of being recessed! Sad

Minivanman
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Re: Recessing BT wall sockets.

There is a danger of course that you could disrupt the cable (easily done) and finish up having to pay any call out fee. Having said that I recessed mine and it does look a lot neater. 


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Anonymous
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Re: Recessing BT wall sockets.

@Minivanman - Any chance you could provide of picture of that please, I'd be interested to see what you did.

Minivanman
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Re: Recessing BT wall sockets.

Here you go Mook.

The original socket was flush with the wall until BT changed it for a double Mk 3 facia which which brought it out by about half an inch. It's on a plasterboard wall with plenty of depth, but not enough to make it worth changing for such a small amount. The previous one stuck out about an inch and a half!  

Hope this helps. Thumbs_Up

 

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