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Mirika

04:02PM | 02/09/00
Member Since: 02/08/00
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I hope someone can offer some advice. I was removing wallpaper in my bathroom and discovered a hole in the wall right next to the bathtub. It looks like it was caused by water. I've checked at my repair guides but I have no idea how to repair a hole that is against the bathtub. It looks like the former owners tried to repair it using spackle. It's all flaking away. All the guides I have give generic repairs. I'm also wondering if I should take out more of the drywall to determine if there's any water damage to the beams. I am VERY new to home repairs. I just moved into my first house last July. Please help.

Thanks!

Wick

04:58AM | 02/10/00
Hi Mirika, this is a relatively easy problem to fix depending on the size of the hole. If the hole is fairly large, then the best thing to do is cut it out to the mid-point of the nearest studs and replace with a new piece cut to fit, taped, and mudded. If the hole is small there are patches available at most hardware stores which can be applied and mudded over. Here's a couple of links with some more detailed info that you might find usefull.
http://homedoctor.net/pl-sr/s-repair.html http://www.doityourself.com/patch/fixdamage.htm

[This message has been edited by Wick (edited February 10, 2000).]

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