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Old 12-08-2015, 09:41 PM   #1
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Cutting Access Panels for Repipe


So what is the general consensus on how to make drywall cuts to stub out at toilet and under sinks when repiping. I assume you want to go to mid stud on either side. Any other tips/tricks? Thanks.
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How you replace the drywall depends on a lot of things---

Cutting to the center of a stud takes a lot of time and you will run into nails and screws.

Fine if you don't have scrap wood or space for blocking attached to the face of the stud.

However, if you do have scrap wood and space---then sistering in blocking to attach the new drywall will be faster-----much faster.
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How you replace the drywall depends on a lot of things---

Cutting to the center of a stud takes a lot of time and you will run into nails and screws.

Fine if you don't have scrap wood or space for blocking attached to the face of the stud.

However, if you do have scrap wood and space---then sistering in blocking to attach the new drywall will be faster-----much faster.
Thanks for the tip. Sorry if my post was unclear, but what I'm asking is where to make the cut to drop lines and stub out in relation to the old stub out. Would you make the cut to include the old stub out (below), exclude (above), or cutting to the middle of the exit hole on the piece of drywall that you are removing?
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A patch is a patch to me---so I make my holes big enough to work in easily-----
why make a small hole?

I'm not sure what you are asking---but give yourself plenty of space---
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