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Mending walls after electrician

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11-04-09, 07:52 AM   #1  
Mending walls after electrician

Help! I am remodeling the kitchen. Yesterday the electrician cut big holes in the walls where the new cabinets will be installed. Although he put the sheetrock back in place, do I need to seal them up? Mud and/or tape? Have it replaced? Any suggestions?

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11-04-09, 01:04 PM   #2  
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As long as the cabinets will cover those areas, there isn't any need to do anything else to them. If it makes you sleep better you can tape the joints - just be carefull that you don't build up the area with joint compound where it will affect how the cabinets mount.

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11-05-09, 07:20 AM   #3  
I would tape the holes, if not and they are on the outside wall then cold air will come through the seams.

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