Wall & Thermostat Repair

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Cbm13

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I’m trying to figure out a simple, cheap way to repair the wall where my thermostat is installed. It just sort of hangs off the wall. Suggestions? The thermostats still works great...
 

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Welcome.

There should be sufficient conductors, which would allow you to pull it further away from the surface, and reasonably affect the simple drywall repair.

Short of that, is two sided adhesive tape.
 

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Take a picture of the wires and where they are attached to.

Then take off the thermostat, and glue something like this backing plate over the hole, with caulk or Liquid Nails or whatever.
Don’t let the wires fall down behind the wall, tie on a string with a weight if needed.
Let the glue dry firmly before attaching the thermostat.

You can also use a cheap jumbo oversized switch plate, in plastic or metal.
Carefully drill new holes to mount the thermostat if they don’t line up.
The plates will have enough mojo to hold your thermostat, as long as the plate is well glued to the drywall.

Wall Plate for Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat in White

 

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