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Old 02-06-2010, 09:35 AM   #1
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Birds in my walls! Need to repair...

The cat was taking particular interest in one outside wall the other day, listened close and heard some clattering and chirping. Took a look outside and there was a hole in the wall right beside the electrical mast

Tried the attic, no dice. Went up the ladder with a little flexible wire camera (like for looking in sewers) and found 2 birds. Managed to get them out after poking them for a while with the camera and screwed some wood over top.

Looking in the hole from the outside, I can see the back side of the drywall. The vapor barrier, insulation, sheeting and siding is all gone. I was thinking about taking out a chunk of drywall and rebuilding from inside the house (so I don't have to be 25' up a ladder trying to fix it).

Mentioned this to a finishing carpenter at work and he suggested a can of spray foam instead. Said it'll fill the void right up and act as a vapor barrier as well.

Any suggestions?

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I'd go with the spray foam as well.

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spray foam would work perfect... you can insulate and fix the hole at the same time without cutting into sheetrock and going that route, much easyer fix
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