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Old 06-20-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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Howdy,
I'm just about ready to mount my new laundry/washer hookup box to the exposed studs in my basement and hookup the ABS and PEX to the box, and a thought occurred to me...

The washer box has a nice flange which looks like it should rest on the drywall, which would sit BEHIND it. However if the washer box is fully plumbed in and connected, how would I get the drywall behind the flange without cutting a hole in the drywall the exact same size as the washer box flange???

Am I missing something here? Thought I would ask the experts. Thanks in advance!

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Hmm, I think I might have found an answer to my own dumb question.

If I hang the drywall vertically (since it's in the basement) I could simply have a drywall joint meet on either the left or right stud where the washer box is hanging, and then notch out that side of the drywall and slide it in behind the flange.

If I hang the drywall horizontally, the box could simply sit at the middle horizontal joint (as long as the box is above the washer flood plane), and I could notch out a section from the top and bottom sheet so that it fits snug behind the washer box.

I guess it just took me writing to myself to figure out wth I was doing...

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Ok, this might be even dumber...I just noticed that the washer box flange is removable, which eliminates any drywall issues. I really should read instructions. Man it must be monday today... Sorry you had to read this post. Admin, please delete this thread if possible - lol!
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Edited out my smart remark.

Glad you figured it out before some wise ass (like me) gave you a barbed reply.
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Ha, this thread reminds me of this scene from Swingers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZChD_Gni8U
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Lol, wish I could go back and delete, delete, delete, etc. That scene from Swingers is hilarious, that's EXACTLY how I felt posting my dumbass posts, just a trainwreck in progress.
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Lol, wish I could go back and delete, delete, delete, etc. That scene from Swingers is hilarious, that's EXACTLY how I felt posting my dumbass posts, just a trainwreck in progress.
Actually you can in effect delete a post you wish you did not make. Just use the "edit" button and delete or modify it. Look at what my earlier post now says.
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Lol, wish I could go back and delete, delete, delete, etc. That scene from Swingers is hilarious, that's EXACTLY how I felt posting my dumbass posts, just a trainwreck in progress.

I love it!! :P
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Ok, this might be even dumber...I just noticed that the washer box flange is removable, which eliminates any drywall issues. I really should read instructions. Man it must be monday today... Sorry you had to read this post. Admin, please delete this thread if possible - lol!
hahaha

This is a good one. Glad you figured it out.

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