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Forum topic by plang posted 04-25-2012 08:23 PM 846 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2012 08:23 PM

The home I currently own has a hole in the wall in the garage from the previous owners anger issue. Anyway, I thought instead of repairing it I would cut out that section and build in a shelving unit to house some tools. My issue is it is a wall that leads into the house and it is insulated. I am just game to do it but the wife is a stickler and wants to replace it with something. I do not want to loose the dept so what would you suggest? P.S. There are no pipes or electrical wires in this space. Thanks

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#1 posted 04-25-2012 08:41 PM

Patch the hole and go over the top and cut a hole in one of the other walls if they aren’t insulated, only do it if you have a heated garage and the lack of insulation won’t make a difference.

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#2 posted 04-25-2012 08:55 PM

Patch the hole, build a cabinet to suit your needs and mount it to that said wall via a french cleat. Make sure you use nice strong screws in the cleat and screw into the studs. Going into the wall cavity will reduce the effectiveness of the insulation.

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#3 posted 04-25-2012 11:30 PM

That wall may be a firewall which must provide a certain amount of time before a fire can burn through and into the house. Removing drywall reduces the fire rating. I’m betting that it has 5/8” drywall instead of 1/2”.

If you’re renting, you definitely want to check with the landlord before you do anything.

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#4 posted 04-26-2012 03:13 AM

All good advise. thanks, I’ll be patching the wall this weekend.

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