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Table socket removal

Post by Dilbert on Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:26 pm

I've got a table socket in the middle of the floor of my talisman can I remove it from inside and fill the hole easily? theres no visible screws on the top of it.
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Re: Table socket removal

Post by daisy mae on Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:37 pm

Yes, I removed mine when I had new wood effect flooring put down, gently prise of the top covers, then there are screws on the underneath plate then it will lift out, the hole goes right through to the out side, if you want to replace the cover plate new ones will be in order as most distort on getting them off.

Good luck
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Re: Table socket removal

Post by meanchris on Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:37 pm

Yes.

It has a stainless steel cover which is attached with double sided tape.

If you can slide a thin knife blade under the cover and apply persistent but gentle pressure it will eventually lift off the socket. If you get impatient you'll bend the cover and have to buy a new one if you ever want to refit the socket.

The socket is then screwed to the plywood floor with (IIRC) 6 screws. It took an impact driver to get some of them out in my old 1995 Executive, as they were age/corrosion bonded into the ply.

I'll leave it to you to decide how to fill the hole, maybe a plywood bung drilled with a hole saw and glued in, or similar?

EDIT: Sorry DM, you type faster than me. up! hugegrins
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Re: Table socket removal

Post by Dilbert on Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:54 pm

Thanks for that DM and Chris I'll have a go tomorrow the previous owner stuck carpet tiles over the original carpet and the table socket
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Re: Table socket removal

Post by meanchris on Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:01 pm

Dilbert wrote:Thanks for that DM and Chris I'll have a go tomorrow the previous owner stuck carpet tiles over the original carpet and the table socket

Yecchhh. confused3

Have a look at my old flooring thread to see what it can look like:

http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t13923-executive-95-gets-new-vinyl-flooring-pics?highlight=exec+gets+new+vinyl+floor
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Re: Table socket removal

Post by rose49f on Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:42 pm

Use a hair dryer to loosen the glue. Will come off easily then.
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Re: Table socket removal

Post by asgt4 on Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:48 am

I too have been wondering how to get the table socket covers off, many thank for the pointers. up!


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Re: Table socket removal

Post by meanchris on Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:53 am

rose49f wrote:Use a hair dryer to loosen the glue. Will come off easily then.

Good reminder, I think that you may have mentioned this before, when I bent my covers getting them off. up! hugegrins
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