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    Removing a radiator, the cables and then plastering over the holes


    There’s a electric radiator in our downstairs toilet that we’ve never used and we want to remove. Can we remove this ourselves, put the wires behind the wall and just plaster over the holes In the wall?

    Asked by Emily on 28th Oct 2021
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    Elf Electrical

    "Putting live cables behind walls that are not in use is not good practice, in the event of a fault it would make it difficult to pinpoint. I would advise having an electrician remove this for you and isolate the cables from the supply but it would be ok to leave dead cables behind the wall."

    Answered on 1st Nov 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Build electrics

    "No, it needs to be accessible. If it is still live at that point you can put a blank plate on it or I'm guessing outside the room there is a fused spur. The cable. Can be removed. From the load side of the spur in which case to cable will become decommissioned then you can plaster over it"

    Answered on 6th Nov 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    M electrical&SON

    "The electric radiator can be removed by yourself by switching of the electric in the home but the supply cables can be chased into wal and box with blanking plate over the top and the any makeing good can be done if your not sure use a qualified sparks"

    Answered on 1st Nov 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report

    "Hi, no you can't just disconnect the cable and plaster over it.
    You'll need to call out an Electrician to safely isolate the supply to the radiator, then you can plaster over a dead cable or even have it removed."

    Answered on 1st Nov 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Lyall property services

    "In a simple version no
    The cables should be removed by a qualified electrician, made dead and safe then you can do any remedial work afterwards
    Live cables in a wall should never be left they should always be isolated and made safe"

    Answered on 1st Nov 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    W. T. Electrical

    You have to find where the wires are fed from and disconnect the supply
    Then you can cut them off and then plaster over them"

    Answered on 1st Nov 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Patrick Nash

    "Hi unfinished not it would need to be discounted first due to regulations"

    Answered on 11th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    NA Electrical

    "This is not recommended. You could remove the radiator, place the cables into suitable connectors and fit a blank plate cover.

    This would be the cheapest and simplest way."

    Answered on 24th Nov 2021 - Member since Apr 2017 - report

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