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Old 12-19-05, 02:04 PM
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Unhappy Had Plumbing fixed - Drywall hole fill - no stud?

Hi - We just had some plumbing repairs done, and there are two holes cut in drywall - the larger is 12 x8, and the smaller is about 10x6. I know how to cut a piece of drywall to fill the hole, but how do I attach them, with no stud?
Any assistance will be appreciated.

Loving no leaks - Debbie
 
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Old 12-19-05, 03:38 PM
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Debbie,
This is pretty easy. Use a piece of plywood or dimension lumber that is either longer or wider than the hole and screw that to your existing rock. Do this all around so that it is half screwed onto the old rock and half projecting into the void. Then cut a new piece of rock to fit the hole neatly and screw it to the wood you have installed. Tape, mud another coat or two, texture if necessary and prime and paint when dry.
HTH
 
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Old 12-20-05, 10:33 AM
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Or you could just cut your hole back to the stud. You really won't have any more work with the mud, and you'll have a nice square piece to work with.
 
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Old 12-20-05, 03:36 PM
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Thanks for the tips - I'll try inserting the wood, and see how it works...
 
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