how do i cut into a wall to fix a busted pipe?

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  • how do i cut into a wall to fix a busted pipe?


Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 05:29
if its dry wall you can use a jig saw....
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 06:23
First of all you have to shut off the water main and locate the area. You need to know what you wall is made of sheetrock, plaster, etc. Once you find this out and you need to cut a hole, use a straight edge and make the hole big enough to get the job done.If it is drywall you need a utility knife score it first then go over it a few times. Remember you need to repair the wall at some point so be careful. If you are not sure of what you are doing you should call someone to help either a handy friend or a handyman. Good luck
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 06:41
use a jigsaw or reciprocating saw or keyhole saw. Turn the electricity off first, just in case there are wires in the area you are cutting.
Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 07:21
What kind of wall? Gypsum, brick, wood panel? Try to avoid using electric saws until you are sure what you're dealing with inside the wall. A "SAWSALL" reciprocating saw can literally saw all, including things you do not WANT sawn (wires, studs, pipes). I use a "gypsum saw" (tapered, two-sided hand-saw) to cut Sheetrock® and similar products, although it also works on plaster and lath (try to stabilize adjacent lath BEFORE cutting). Come back and ask us how to repair a plaster wall, if that's where you have to make the hole. Wooden panels may require using a saber saw (electric reciprocating) if you don't want to be there all day, and you want a decent edge for replacing the patch you're removing. Gypsum patches are easier: any piece of the same thickness will work, as opposed to surfaces that have pattern or texture.
Answer #5 | 24/12 2013 09:07
First determinate exact location of the pipe. Then using stud finder find two studs on each side the pipe .Stud to stud are16" on center Using utility knife cut a square shape enough to reach the section (you need (24x14) area to replace the section. When you cut the dry wall cut some how that your cut be at half of the each stud ,this way you can use the same dry wall to cover and patch again.
Answer #6 | 23/12 2013 11:34
sheet-roc,.. a rat-t ail saw.. You're less likely to cut wires or a Pipe, with a handsaw.

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