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replacing wall ac grill

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05-25-05, 08:00 AM   #1  
replacing wall ac grill

I have an old a/c grill on the wall that you can not find filters for. and I am needing to do sheetrock repair, how do I do it?

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05-25-05, 08:05 AM   #2  
first do you have this thing connected to the ac and is there any air comming out from it
is it a ac cold air return or a ac register like the furnace tyupe
would help for more info


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05-25-05, 08:07 AM   #3  
its the grill on the wall that holds the air filters in place.

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05-25-05, 10:31 AM   #4  
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I assume that it is still connected to the ac unit. I also assume you are replacing it with one you can find right size filters for. If that is so you need to make sure that you have one close to or a little more sq " of filter area so as not to starve the furnace of fresh air.

Drywall repair is easy. If necesary nail or screw new drywall in place. Take a broad knife and smear an even coat of joint compound over the gaps and smooth joint tape on the mud cleaning off the excess with the knife. When dry apply another coat of mud, repeat until it looks good. It normally takes 3-4 coats with sanding on the last 1 or 2.

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