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Old 12-04-2009, 11:25 AM   #1
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Easysand or Durabond for Setting Metal in Plaster Walls?


When embedding a metal object in plaster walls (for an example like an electric receptacle box) is Easysand tough enough to hold up and not crack? Or is Durabond called for?

Do either of these stick well to metal?

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Old 12-04-2009, 11:32 AM   #2
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Easysand or Durabond for Setting Metal in Plaster Walls?


Both will stick. Durabond is the way to go. dries faster and harder.

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Old 12-06-2009, 02:25 AM   #3
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Durabond base is on. I'll top with Easysand.
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Hold the phone. You cannot float or imbed an electrical box in Durabond, plaster or anything else. You need to screw, nail, or otherwise anchor it to something structural first like a wall stud. And I would use real plaster or plaster repair material for anything substantial in an existing plaster wall. The materials you mention are alright for light surface patching on top of plaster but not for anything major. They expand and contract at different temps than plaster just to start and even Durabond has nowhere near the density of plaster.

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I am not assuming that this box is not fastened. And it seemed more the question was about if the durabond will stick and not crack around a metal object.
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Easysand or Durabond for Setting Metal in Plaster Walls?


And right you are Bob.


The boxes are mounted to wood studs (the latter are oriented wide face parallel to the wall).

I used Durabond for the deeper fills; then Easysand. And some joint compound for the final skim coat touch ups.


The work is almost four years old and solid as a rock.

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