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Old 05-24-2012, 04:00 PM   #16
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I think this is the way to go. Anyone have a helpful link on how to cut through a wall? I mean, do I need anything besides a saw and courage?

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Old 05-24-2012, 05:46 PM   #17
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Cut the drywall in the closet behind the unit, make your connection, then install this access panel cover so you can get to the connection in the future.
I think that's what I'm going to do. The closet is *next to* the unit, but I should be able to reach across and make the connection. Or climb in.

SOOO I've never cut through a wall before. What do I need besides an access panel and courage? A stud sensor, I suppose. What kind of saw?
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Cutting drywall is easy. Look for a jab saw. They are cheap. It's got a pointy end. Just sorta drill into the wall with the pointy end, then saw. Be careful not to cut any pipes or wires.

A "multi purpose ocsillating tool" works great, too. If you're in the mood to buy a new power tool.
You may not need a stud sensor. There's gonna be a stud where the back wall of the alcove hits the closet wall. Just jab a little to the front. Once you're in the wall, studs are easy to find. ;^)
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Thanks forum folks! I bought a jab saw and the access panel you recommended, cut through the wall (easy!) and connected the vent properly. A tiny bit awkward reaching through and connecting the hose but I think it's on there okay.

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connecting the hose
You didn't use a hose did you?

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