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Old 08-26-2016, 10:35 PM   #1
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Diagonal Cross-Brace in way


I am trying to install an In-Wall TV Power Kit behind my wall-mounted TV. I cut a hole in the wall to insert the box and, just my luck, there's a diagonal cross-brace right where I cut the hole.

The wall is sheeted with what appears to be 1/2" drywall covered in 1/2" of plaster (house was built in 1957). I live in L.A. so seismic issues are a concern.

I'm guessing I shouldn't notch this cross-brace, right?
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I shouldn't notch this cross-brace, right?
Right. It's probably a wind brace located at a exterior corner of the house. Place a fake cover on that hole and make another.

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Right. It's probably a wind brace located at a exterior corner of the house. Place a fake cover on that hole and make another.

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Thanks! It's actually an interior wall (between living room and bedroom with fireplace adjacent) but I'm guess all the walls in my house have these for earthquake protection so I'll leave it be. Thank you again.
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