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Old 12-02-2009, 12:16 PM   #16
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Remodel Recessed Light Questions


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That will work also. Just be sure to use a strap over the wire....
perfect....thank you very much for your help.....

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Electricians are great at making holes for pulling wire but leave the patching to others. A carpenter who did a lot of cleanup after the electricians on a recent job developed a much better system. He used an adjustable hole cutter to make plugs out of a piece of sheetrock that were the same size as the holes in the walls and ceiling. The plugs were inserted in seconds and screwed into a piece of wood trim scrap. It took less about one minute per hole and when he was done the patches were ready to mud and paint. The plug edges were so neat that the mud was hardly needed. He just adjusted the Hole Pro hole cutter to allow for the width of the blades in making the plugs for the holes he cut to remove the penetrations made by the electrician with his hammer. In the future the hole cutter will be used to make the plugs and the entry holes for the electrician. It is a real time saver and the round edges of the patches are much easier to get smoothed out so they cannot be spotted even with an untextured wall or ceiling surface.

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