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new drywall

Posted by ljhays (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 14, 10 at 18:02

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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RE: new drywall

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

RE: new drywall

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.

RE: new drywall

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

RE: new drywall

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

RE: new drywall

" 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.

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