Replastered the pool....now lights won't screw into niches

davidyal

Member
May 12, 2015
23
Dallas, Texas
The palaster folks are outside trying to figure this out...but maybe TFP will be faster :)

My pool was replastered. The Hayward lights were pulled out of their niche and left on surface. Now that paster is done it seems like there is debris in the threaded screw hole of niche preventing the light from screwing in.

Anyone experience this and have a way to solve? I've tried to clean with a pipe cleaner but no luck...
 

Bigpaws

Active member
Mar 29, 2020
43
Wilkes-Barre Pa
If the plaster was inside the screw whole I am not
sure that a pipe cleaner would work.

You could also find another screw to test the hole
to make sure it is clean.

-Bigpaws
 

davidyal

Member
May 12, 2015
23
Dallas, Texas
the Tap set did the trick. Thanks! Used new screws that match the set.

Now, however I may have a bigger problem. On one of the niche's the top screw (12 o'clock) fits fine, but the hook on bottom (6 o'clock) doesn't latch on. It may be because new plaster is on top of old plaster so now 1/4 inch further away. It doesn't look terrible and gap to plaster is less than an inch. Is it a problem to rely on top screw only? changing entire niche would be expensive and set us back several days....