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Old 12-09-2007, 07:37 AM   #1
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Existing Wall/Fill/Re-open with Arch


I have an existing opening in a non-load bearing wall Name:  LivingRm2.jpg
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Size:  21.7 KBof around 12 feet wide and want fill it back to a solid wall.............then, I want to cut and finish an eyebrow arched opening.

The arched opening would start at 42" off the floor and be around 6.5 feet high and 8.5 feet wide. Existing Wall/Fill/Re-open with Arch-screenhunter_01-dec.-09-07.09.jpg. This second photo is reversed looking back into the living room from the kitchen side of the wall.

It just doesn't seem like that tough of a job. Here are my thoughts....I would like to hear yours!!

Tear out drywall down to bottom of existing opening.

Build a header across where the top of the new arch would be.

Frame in wall to fill opening above.

Cut opening as needed below new header.

Re-route wiring to allow for new cable lighting system. (No other electrical)

Install arch kit and replace drywall. I was planning on leaving the existing drywall in place below the 42" level and having a seam at that point.

I am guessing the toughest part is the drywall finishing/taping and where the new drywall would meet the ceiling.

Any idea on what this should cost me to have done versus tackling it myself?

Oh, I am new here and this is my first post................thanks so much...

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It's not hard you you have some experience, you'll find the basic concept at http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/rm_door_win...383949,00.html

Just adapt their suggestions to your project.

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