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Old 03-16-2019, 05:05 PM   #1
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Hi All, I have a hole repair project in my Meredith home due to a change in the location of a thermostat. Can anyone recommend someone who does that sort of thing?
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:33 AM   #2
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Not hard to do yourself if you have a leftover piece of drywall.

Square the hole.
Cut a piece of drywall the same size as the squared whole.
Cut 2 pieces of 1x or furring 4 inches longer than the side of the square.
Center the wood pieces to the inside of the drywall at the top and bottom of the square hole using a drywall screw at each end.
Place the new piece of drywall in the hole over the wood and attach with a drywall screw in each corner.
Put drywall tape over the seams and spread drywall mud (you can get a small tub of pre-mixed at Lowe’s or Home Depot).
Sand smooth.
Repeat mudding/sanding feathering the mud out till you can’t see the seams or the mud marks (this is the time consuming part.)

For a thermostat hole should take a beginner less than an hour if they have the materials.


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Time doesn’t include mudding/sanding process. (Sorry, forgot to add this)


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Old 03-17-2019, 06:40 AM   #4
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Hang a picture over the hole.
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You tube has many videos of repairing drywall yourself.
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You tube has many videos of repairing drywall yourself.

Exactly
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Take a look at Ron Hazeltons site.
Search drywall repair.

www.ronhazelton.com

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Google "California Patch". I've been meaning to try this myself.
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Google "California Patch". I've been meaning to try this myself.
Excellent video .......... Thankyou
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