Removing wood paneling to fix pipe?

kellijMarch 21, 2011

The supply pipe to our outside faucet is broken because it appears to be leaking. The best way to it appears to be the wood paneling in our living room. It's pretty paneling though. It's big sheets of wood (solid not with grooves) and then it has trim on the sides, top, bottom and through the middle. We're trying to think of the best way to get to the pipe. We're thinking that if it will work it's best to cut an entire square of the paneling out to get to the pipe. Are there any tips for getting paneling off a wall in the least harmful manner so that we can put it back up?

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You need to figure out what is actually wrong.

"Leaking" how?

What is the exterior?

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 10:02AM
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Water seeps out of the bricks where the supply pipe would be. It's brick exterior.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 10:38AM
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Before you tear into paneling, make sure the water is from a leaky pipe and not some other source (like a roof leak). Do you have a continuous, uniform seepage flow? Have you checked to see if your water meter is turning when all the taps in the house are turned off?

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 4:07PM
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If you need to get at the supply line go through the brick side of the home. Your paneling will be very difficult to remove and replace. A good brick man can replace the bricks and match the mortar.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 5:27PM
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Going through the brick wall (especially if it is brick veneer only one brick thick) is liable to be far less destructive than cutting into you paneling.

Removing a few bricks look hard but is actually not that bad.

A few holes drilled around the bricks in the mortar, then clearing with a plugging chisel, should free the bricks without damaging them.

You may need to find a local mason who can match the mortar to put everything back together.

Local sand has a lot to do with what color the mortar is in many cases.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 3:16PM
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