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Old 02-07-2014, 06:49 PM   #1
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Need to patch an exterior hole


So the former owner of my home had cable. The installer drilled a 1" diameter hole through the stucco into the interior of the house, through the insulation and drywall. As I'm not going to use that particular cabling I'd like some advice on patching that hole. It's in a south facing wall so I'm particularly worried about rain.

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Old 02-08-2014, 04:27 AM   #2
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stuff some f/g into the hole & cover w/100& silicone sealant in a tube from the apron/vest store,,, color probably won't match so don't go on that side of the house often could also use foam-in-a-can & the same sealant

3rd option is not removing the cable

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Well I know I'd want to blend it in so it disappeared as much as possible. Cut round plug of foamboard and drive it into the hole well below the surface, stick some screen in and then fill the hole with a little concrete mix. Take a ball of putty or warm wax and push it against the wall to get the texture, and as the cement starts to set use it on the face to mold it into a pattern match. Paint over the whole thing in the spring. You're really just talking about a blemish, so hiding it is more arts-n-crafts than anything. Inside is just an *Arrrrgh*wallpunch* drywall repair.
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Thanks! I was hoping for something simple as that but I wanted to make sure. It's pretty trivial compared to the other issues I've got to solve in this place.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:31 AM   #5
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The cable should come out because it's coming into the room about 4' off the ground and 3' from the side wall, basically 1/4 of the way across the wall near the window. I wish I had a picture handy because it's like a sore thumb. If it were higher up near the ceiling I wouldn't be as worried about it.

A combination of yours and ThatDaveGuy's answer is probably my best bet. Fill hole, seal it, and then a exterior patch for the stucco.
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