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Old 06-18-2012, 03:31 AM   #1
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90 degree hole in wooden stud


Around 2 years ago, a home theater installer decided to drill a slanted 90 degree hole in an attempt to fish a speaker wire through the wall. He claimed that he didn't have x-ray vision, and sometimes, it's a hit and miss.

As a result, if you look through the hole, you can see the sunlight from outside. The hole ends right at the vinyl siding. The vinyl siding is the only thing protecting the stud hole from the outside elements. I didn't patch that part of the wall yet (I actually put a blank cover over it so it can be eventually fixed). When I asked him about it, he told me (that's what the vinyl siding is for). Despite that, I would prefer if the hole is fixed. Personally, I think it might eventually be problem. The difficult thing is finding a company who would be able to properly removing the siding, and filling in the hole using some type of rock hard sealing compound.

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Post a picture, unless this is a multi story house it's about a 15 min. fix to remove one piece of siding, and is very DIY.


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it's about a 15 min. fix to replace one piece of siding
joe: Do you actually READ these posts before you answer??? The OP has no desire to replace siding!

Anesthesiologis: Yes, there is a simple fix, as long as you have access to the outside siding. They make a small siding removal tool that will allow access to the area so you can fill the hole with "something" (depending upon the particulars) and be easily reattached. It could also be as simple as sticking a GSFoam tube in the inside hole and fill the hole with foam. More details are needed to fix this problem properly.

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My typo, should have been remove not replace.
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I'd go with the minimal expanding spray foam shot from the inside (if it is possible) - or remove the siding and hit the hole with the foam from the exterior side.
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I would be concerned that even min expanding spray foam will cause some distortion in the vinyl. I would glue a piece of plywood over the hole first, then use the min expanding foam. All from the inside.
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I would be concerned that even min expanding spray foam will cause some distortion in the vinyl. I would glue a piece of plywood over the hole first, then use the min expanding foam. All from the inside.
Shoot it in, let it dry (cure), and cut-off (shave) the over-expanded portion.
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Shoot it in, let it dry (cure), and cut-off (shave) the over-expanded portion.



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It sounds like you have access to the inside of the hole. Maybe you could coat a dowel with waterproof glue and tap it into the hole. a piece of wire inserted should give the length. Or maybe use Durhams Rock Hard Water Putty mixed to a creamy consistency, but be quick, when it sets up it sets in seconds.
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I'd call the company that employed the electronics installer and tell them to get it fixed or you will hire a contractor to do the work and send them the bill. This world is full of half arse people that mascaraed as professionals............Just my 2c
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