Can someone help me with the LightwaveRF spacers?

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     Lee says:

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    My house mainly has 25mm backboxes in stone walls, which I really don’t want to take out and cut out the way to fit 35mm backboxes if I can help it.

    Will the official LightwaveRF spacers work by allowing the dimmers the extra space to be fit inside a 25mm backbox easily?

    WOuld like to hear some used experience before I go ahead and order some.

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    #25600
     h3mp says:

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    I have one dimmer using a spacer in a 16mm backbox (temporarily), it is about 1mm short from being perfectly flush – so i don’t see an issue using 25mm with a spacer at all..

    #25601
     Lee says:

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    Well that sounds comforting. I’m amazed to hear you’ve got a LW dimmer inside a 16mm backbox! Any chance you can post a photo of how it looks from the outside?

    I think I’m happy to go ahead and order some spacers then. This is good, as my last attempt at taking the backbox out to replace a 35mm one resulted in all the plaster cracking, and the wall being left in a real state.

    If this will let me leave them inplace, and just insert the spacer to match, then great. I like the way they wrap around the switches themself. I might ge some more to just fit to the others to make them all look the same.

    I hear they hide the nasty clear plastic edging you see.

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    #25612
     markk says:

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    How much are the LWRF spacers? I’ve used one of these in a 16mm light switch back box without issue: https://cpc.farnell.com/bg/817/pattress-box-1g-10mm-spacer/dp/PL08924?mckv=sHEBOKb9c_dt%7Cpcrid%7C224681503328%7Ckword%7C%7Cmatch%7C%7Cplid%7C%7Cslid%7C%7Cproduct%7CPL08924%7Cpgrid%7C47203068935%7Cptaid%7Cpla-369072015293%7C&CMP=KNC-GUK-CPC-SHOPPING&gclid=CjwKCAiAiuTfBRAaEiwA4itUqHnENRYOnZ1hG-yhAYG58i2FfUd_bkBbpVBCKKkxWDJ1RK2gdwDW8BoCYPsQAvD_BwE

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     Greg66 says:

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    I’ve found a spacer plus a 25mm back box to be fine, just as long as you don’t have too many wires in the back box and don’t have too many cappings off. Space can get a bit tight then.

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