using drywall to close a 4"diam hole

Old 05-20-03, 09:58 AM
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using drywall to close a 4"diam hole

The hole is next to a stud. Do I just attach a piece of lumber to the stud and mount the dry wall to the wood and finish off with drywall plaster/tape? Thank You!
Old 05-20-03, 10:16 AM
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You can use a piece of 1X4 behind the hole without attaching it to the stud.
Stick the piece of 1X4 through the hole, and screw into it through the existing drywall to hold it solidly against the back of the hole.
Cut a drywall patch to fill the hole and screw it to the board.
Mud. tape and sand. Prime and paint (probably the whole wall to get it to match).
Good Luck!
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It might be easier to cut the hole square and fill it in with a square plug then a round plug.
Old 05-20-03, 11:00 AM
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Since this is an Electical Forum ,install a 4/0 box,run wire to it, and install a light fixture

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