Cutting a hole on Drywall Question

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Old 02-04-08, 06:57 AM
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Question Cutting a hole on Drywall Question

I bought a home with finished basement.
I'm about to start my home entertainment project in the basement and I need to run speaker wires behind the drywall.

Here are my question that I need an answer before starting:

I know that behind the drywall there is a insulation.
What is the best way to cut a hole on the drywall without tempering the insulation plastic cover? or should I just puncture the plastic cover and repair that also?

Will I still need to use a drywall cutter (saw type)?

Please advise and thanks for the answers.
 
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Old 02-04-08, 07:04 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

How do you plan to fish the wire thru the wall?
IMO insulation and vapor barrier would make it difficult If you plan to run the wire completely thru the insulation and route it behind the insulation a drill bit for the hole and maybe a little caulk to seal it, should be sufficent.
 
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Old 02-04-08, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by marksr View Post
Welcome to the forums!

How do you plan to fish the wire thru the wall?
I have a fish tape..reason I need to cut a hole is for the speakers.
 
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Old 02-04-08, 04:07 PM
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Ok, if the speakers are recessed in the wall, use a key hole saw. If you need a neater cut, use an utility knife first [before using the saw]
 
 

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