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Old 07-20-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Friend ask me to rip down all of the sheetrock in a house in a flip hes doing. Someone (or more) broke into the house and vandalized it. There is water damage and physical damage. But what is the safest way to remove, i dont wanna damage any studs or electricals behind. Any advice?

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Old 07-20-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
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Break holes in between the studs, and tear it off the walls using the best tools available:
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I agree

IF you never did this before then start by removing all trim from around windows ,doors, floor and ceiling, then proceed to removing light fixtures, and outlet covers. then take Atlantic's advice.
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thanks for the help, both of you
i was so into just destroying that i forgot about removing trim and covers
ill prolly have to go and remove each screw too right?
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If your replacing all the electric, then I would not be to concerned about covers or electrical boxes. If the electric is not being touched then yes take the covers off so not to damage the outlet boxes and devices.
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Remove trim, fixtures, plates. Start on one side of the wall, smash a hole in it, use your hands and pull. Once one side of the wall is free of drywall, the backside of the drywall for the opposide side of the wall is exposed. I use a wide tool (I have a demodog that is perfect for this) and pound against the back of the drywall. Comes out faster and in bigger chunks.

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