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Best Way To Repair Sheetrock Plug


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11-19-05, 07:10 PM   #1  
Best Way To Repair Sheetrock Plug

Me & a buddy were running speaker wire thru the walls today. We cut out a couple of 2" x 3" sheetrock plugs that were between the greatroom & bathroom, but the wall apparretly had horizontal bracing between the 2 vertical studs prob for securing plumbing, making it impossible to run wire. What is the best way to resecure these 2 pieces back into the wall and be cosmetically acceptable?

 
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11-20-05, 06:51 AM   #2  
Two choices:

1 There are mesh patches you put over the hole and then mud.

2 Attach 1x2" boards through the edge of the good rock to overlap the hole to create a surface to which you can attach a piece of rock fitted to the hole, then mud.

I like option 2 because I think it leaves a flatter wall in the end.

 
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01-30-06, 07:52 AM   #3  
Posted By: mitch17
2 Attach 1x2" boards
how do you attach the 1x2s? thanks

 
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01-30-06, 08:15 AM   #4  
Screw them through the edge of the good drywall.

 
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01-30-06, 09:52 AM   #5  
Another method is to cut a piece of rock larger than the hole. Then cut the backside slighty smaller than the hole and carefully peel away the excess rock on the perimeter. This results in extra paper that can be used similiar to drywall tape to mud the patch in place.


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