new drywall

ljhaysMarch 14, 2010

If i wanted to remove the old drywall in my unit do run the cable lines behind the wall could I not just re drywall over the existing framing?

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macv

Sure, if you are willing to demolish the old drywall and install new drywall.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 8:05PM
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brickeyee

You do not need to remove all the drywall, just enough to drill through the studs and pull the cable.

Patching is rather easy after a little practice.

The only real 'gotcha' is if the wall is textured.
Matching textures can be anything from simple to a real PITA.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 8:49PM
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drywall_diy_guy

You can cut out a panel about a foot or so wide for access. Then replace that panel with a patch after you are done running wire through. It is very similar to the procedure detailed in the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Drywall Replacement

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 9:53PM
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tim45z10

If you take out the entire wall (or partial) add insulation in none exists.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2010 at 12:04AM
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Billl

" in my unit " - do you own an apartment building or are you renting a unit? If you are a renter, I assume your landlord would have something to say about this.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2010 at 9:28AM
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