Patching a small hole through the exterior wall?


Old 04-25-05, 04:49 AM
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Question Patching a small hole through the exterior wall?


Whoever installed cable for the previous owner was an idiot. The person either drilled straight through the hardwood floors into the basement, or ran coax on the outside of the house and drilled through the exterior wall.

I want to remove one cable recepticle from the outside wall. When I cut the wire, and pull off the cover plate, a hole will remain that runs from the inside, through the wall, through the vinyl siding.

What's the best way to patch this? The house is about 60 years old, so I don't know what's behind the siding. Should I just get some silicon caulk and fill up the hole? Or try to force some insulation in the hole first?

It doesn't have to be perfect looking becuase it's low on the exterior wall on the rear of the house.

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Old 04-25-05, 07:40 AM
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just get some caulking to match the siding


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