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Old 11-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
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Ok so I made a 10" X 10" hole behind my dishwasher to drill a hole through a stud for wiring an outlet under the sink. I only have access to one stud since the other stud is behind the kitchen cabinets.

What is the proper way to hold the drywall in place when I apply mud to it?

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Strips of wood behind the drywall screwed into place through the old drywall.
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Well what if I cant get to one of the studs? Its right behind a kitchen cabinet.
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Got a picture?
There's no need to reach a stud, just use a strip of wood behind the sheetrock that's there now that stick out enough to be able to screw the patch two.
The strip of wood gets screw in place first then the patch.
A 1 X 4, 4" strip or plywood, a 2 X 4 what every you have laying around will work.
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:19 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help. Do I need to sand every time I put a coat of mud on after it drys? Also, how many coats of mud should I do?

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