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What is the best way to fill this baseboard gap?

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What is the best way to fill this baseboard gap?

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As part of changing our flooring, replace new baseboards with speaker wires hiding inside and there is a small hole/gap as in attached pics.
I have seen some electricians using a quick wax or silicon kinda gel or something to just close such small gaps but not sure where available
Any recommendations?
Thought Alex plus caulking solution may not be the right solution
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I wouldn't call that a gap, more like a section of baseboard that is missing.

I've had success "repairing" damaged baseboard using an epoxy putty (KwikWood) to build out and sand/tool to the profile and shape of the baseboard.

You will need to prime (I'd recommend twice) and then finish paint.
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Put a chair/table/sofa/speaker/stuffed animal in front of it and call it a day because I'm pretty sure that "wad" of cables is unsightly to leave exposed.

Without anything "backing" the void, it's not easy to cover it.
>You could use some cut a small piece of wood and hot glue it to the baseboard.
> You could try using some "rope caulk" as well to fill.
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I would just cut out and replace that section of trim, about a 12" piece should suffice. Once you remove the section just cut into the drywall above and feed those wires into a non-metallic box. Here are some products, you will need the box and one of the face plates. If you go with the Keystone plate then you can get the appropriate keystone jacks for each type of cable.

Box - https://www.homedepot.ca/product/carlon ... 1000162142

Face Plate - 6 gang - https://www.homedepot.ca/product/commer ... 1000746086

Face Plates - feed through - https://www.homedepot.ca/product/commer ... 1000746324 OR https://www.homedepot.ca/product/commer ... 1001044717

Consider it to be a very simple DIY project that may inspire you to do more such projects.
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rcmpvet wrote: I would just cut out and replace that section of trim, about a 12" piece should suffice. Once you remove the section just cut into the drywall above and feed those wires into a non-metallic box. Here are some products, you will need the box and one of the face plates. If you go with the Keystone plate then you can get the appropriate keystone jacks for each type of cable.

Box - https://www.homedepot.ca/product/carlon ... 1000162142

Face Plate - 6 gang - https://www.homedepot.ca/product/commer ... 1000746086

Face Plates - feed through - https://www.homedepot.ca/product/commer ... 1000746324 OR https://www.homedepot.ca/product/commer ... 1001044717

Consider it to be a very simple DIY project that may inspire you to do more such projects.
This is really the only way to go here. That isn’t a patch job at all. It’s a huge ugly mess that should be fixed properly unless you really don’t care how it looks.

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