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Old 07-16-2007, 02:13 PM   #1
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Hello. I came across this website while searching for a wall siding repair. What a great site and forum!

Here is my situation. I had a DirecTV installed in my apartment and am required to patch the hole (inside/outside) left by the DirecTV installation when I move out this weekend.

As a total novice in repairing, I would greatly appreciate if you can lead me to a right direction. Is there some kinds of quick-fix kit at Home Depot, and if so, which one would you recommend?

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Old 07-16-2007, 03:28 PM   #2
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The best fix would be to remove the small piece and replace it....you're in an appartment so locating matching siding could be tough. Is there a storage area, attic, tool shed somewhere where left over siding may be stored?

The route I would take if you can't find any siding left overs is to remove the piece with a "zip" tool. Take the piece to your local lumberyard or siding wholesaler (not the Depot) and see if they can identify the brand and color.

You'll have to buy a 12' piece for 18", but that may be worth it compared to loosing your deposit.

here's a link to explain a "zip" tool

http://www.rd.com/content/openConten...ontentId=17738


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What also might suffice is to look for a plug that fits the hole. You might even give the direct tv people a call and ask if they have one. I'm sure there is a plug that will fit and look neat.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:20 PM   #4
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Since the hole goes all the way through, shoot some "Great Stuff" (Window & Door version) into the hole from the inside. Let it dry, cut off the excess, minor spackle, prime, paint. On the outside, if they will allow a plug, you can order white plastic plugs from Anson. Heres a link: http://ansonpdr.tripod.com/images/cat_pdr_pg01.jpg

I think the minimum they sell is 100, but for around $6 you cant go wrong.
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