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King_Ghidra
19-04-2006, 13:04:30
Ok, imagine this scenario: There's a wall in your house that is not (as you originally believed) a brick wall but is in fact made of some kind of board. Unfortunately someone accidentally puts their foot through this wall in an incident which may or may not be drink-related.

Now, how would you go about repairing said wall in such a way that it would leave a nice smooth surface?

My hypothetical answers start by cutting out the offending damaged area but i do not have any good hypothetical suggestions for how to insert a seamless replacement. Hypothetically one could simply nail a slightly larger piece of board over the damaged zone but this would lead to an unsightly bump in the middle of the wall.

All answers to this hypothetical problem greatfully received.

Funko
19-04-2006, 13:05:18
:lol:

Kitsuki
19-04-2006, 13:16:26
Was all so believable until you mispelt grateful.... ;)

:lol:

Zopperoni
19-04-2006, 13:20:06
Apply wallpaper.

Nills Lagerbaak
19-04-2006, 13:27:24
I did that to a wall when I was little. It was again drink related, but this time a drink containing too many e's in it, triggered my hyperactivity.

Anyway, polyfiller'll probably give you a good plug, then you can paint / walpaper over it.

Funko
19-04-2006, 13:29:33
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
It was again drink related, but this time a drink containing too many e's in it, triggered my hyperactivity.

That used to happen to you when you were older too.

Venom
19-04-2006, 13:33:28
How big is the hole?

King_Ghidra
19-04-2006, 13:33:35
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
I did that to a wall when I was little. It was again drink related, but this time a drink containing too many e's in it, triggered my hyperactivity.

Anyway, polyfiller'll probably give you a good plug, then you can paint / walpaper over it.

Unfortunately that won't do. There is nothing to apply the polyfiller to. Behind the damaged board is a gap, and then ultimately some real wall, but at too great a distance to use in the repair.

The solution will have to involve securing whatever the replacement piece is to the undamaged remanant of the damaged board.

King_Ghidra
19-04-2006, 13:34:09
Originally posted by Venom
How big is the hole?

about 12 inches wide and high. It's not so mucch a hole as a piece of caved-in board, but i don't see a solution that can retrieve the caved-in bit.

Venom
19-04-2006, 13:39:34
That's a pretty big hole. Overhere they have this steel mesh stuff you can place over some holes and then put drywall filler (aka Mud) over it and smooth it to match with the rest of the wall.

Theoretically you could attach a piece of would to fill the hole to another piece of wood that would reach to the back wall.

Sort of back wall.....holder piece....replacement piece
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King_Ghidra
19-04-2006, 13:41:44
Hmm, yeah i see what you're saying. I quite like the mesh suggestion too, but maybe it is too a big an area. Well that's a start at least, cheers.

shagnasty
19-04-2006, 13:43:12
Paint a hypothetical tunnel on the offending wall like Wile. E. Coyote does, then amaze your freinds when they come round for world cup watching action by mystically dissapearing through the hole.

King_Ghidra
19-04-2006, 13:44:03
that has a high win factor for me, but i can't see the missus being so in to it

shagnasty
19-04-2006, 13:46:58
"She went for a walk through my hypothetical tunnel your honour. I'm still waiting for her to get back and cook my tea."

Venom
19-04-2006, 13:48:09
A piece of "would"? What the fuck was I thinking there?

King_Ghidra
19-04-2006, 13:48:49
the same thing as i was when i wrote 'greatfully' apparently

although bizarrely you then used the right word in the next line

Venom
19-04-2006, 13:51:34
Not even the next line. In the same sentence like 8 words over. I think I'm schizophrenic. The other guy obviously can't spell.

shagnasty
19-04-2006, 13:53:32
You could buy a fake fireplace and slap that over the hole. Or make a bugger out of MDF like what that curly haird ponce on the tele.

BigGameHunter
19-04-2006, 13:53:34
Try this site, KG:

http://www.easy2diy.com/cm/easy/diy_ht_index.asp?page_id=35720209

King_Ghidra
19-04-2006, 14:10:21
Awesome, that's exactly the kind of thing i was after.

Many thanks BGH :beer:

It's such a relief to solve those nagging hypothetical problems.

Nills Lagerbaak
19-04-2006, 14:15:26
I have a wall just like that! IT's fucking rubbish. I believe the reason they don't build right up to the stone wall anymore is that the stone wall is saturated with water and it's too expensive to properly seal the moisture out. That's why you end up with a stupid unfilled cavity that breaks if you so much as look at it.

I think the steal mesh thing has got to be worth a go.

Gary
19-04-2006, 14:25:39
Just stick some board to the back of the board that has the hypothetical hole in it. (Across the hypothetical hole obviously.) Stick enough on and there be sufficient for the filler to grip to.

After that it's down to your levelling and sanding skills. Not to mention your paint or wallpapering skills.

Gary
19-04-2006, 14:32:02
Dry lined walls are shit. IMO it's only done to allow lesser skilled plasterers earn a living too. Good grief, anyone can dry line, it takes a skilled plasterer to do real plastering well.

MDA
19-04-2006, 14:55:34
Originally posted by Venom
Not even the next line. In the same sentence like 8 words over. I think I'm schizophrenic. The other guy obviously can't spell.

Too much Nintendo can do that to you.

Brainbuster really works!

DevilsH@lo
19-04-2006, 15:40:42
Get a pad saw, cut out kicked in portion until you reach a joist (vertical), which should be about a foot apart, then go upwards until you reach a stud.
Once you have found the wood, take off about half an inch of plasterboard all the way round your squarish hole. Which will leave some exposed timber.
Buy plasterboard of same thickness, cut to hole size, hold over hole and insert clout nails every 6 inches around the edge.

Sand edges of original and new plasterboard, just a quick scuff.
Fill gap and smooth over with polyfilla or equivalent.

Wait to dry and paint, job done.

Must have 200 cups of tea and 2 packets of rich tea in order to complete job succesfully, and jeans that hang off your arse, oh and a pencil behind your ear.

A lumberjack shirt would also be appropriate however not essential.

King_Ghidra
19-04-2006, 16:02:08
Cheers. I think i might go for the no shirt option to wet the missus' appetite.

Hypothetically.

MDA
19-04-2006, 16:51:09
you can never be too careful.

wear a chest protector and safety glasses,
and a cup

post pictures

Tau Ceti
19-04-2006, 16:56:31
Originally posted by DevilsH@lo
Once you have found the wood, take off about half an inch of plasterboard all the way round your squarish hole. Which will leave some exposed timber. :brwncard:

DevilsH@lo
19-04-2006, 18:05:39
Hmmm that's stretching it a bit. :D

JM^3
19-04-2006, 19:40:04
We had one of those

they cut out arround the hole, put in some drywall and spackled it up

looks pretty good

a bit like DevilsHo recommended

JM

mr_G
19-04-2006, 20:11:41
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
Ok, imagine this scenario: There's a wall in your house that is not (as you originally believed) a brick wall but is in fact made of some kind of board. Unfortunately someone accidentally puts their foot through this wall in an incident which may or may not be drink-related.

Now, how would you go about repairing said wall in such a way that it would leave a nice smooth surface?

My hypothetical answers start by cutting out the offending damaged area but i do not have any good hypothetical suggestions for how to insert a seamless replacement. Hypothetically one could simply nail a slightly larger piece of board over the damaged zone but this would lead to an unsightly bump in the middle of the wall.

All answers to this hypothetical problem greatfully received. thank god on your knees that it was not a brickwall.

and for the problem.......blame it on the mice, she will dig it and you'll be tarzan again.

jesjes Jane i will kill that mouse.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
19-04-2006, 21:34:14
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
Try this site, KG:

http://www.easy2diy.com/cm/easy/diy_ht_index.asp?page_id=35720209

I did the large hole repair method on a hole in the wall someone's foot (not mine) made to the house we were renting previously. Didn't use the mesh tape though, because IMO it looks bad and creates more work. The pain in the ass is when you've got those textures applied to the drywall - buggered if I know how to duplicate that so that it looks seamless.

I have two more holes in the wall I need to fix (one by me this time :o when I got frustrated with Boo losing the ability to eat food :( )


Love the spelling in the this thread :beer: "steal mesh" :lol:

Venom
19-04-2006, 21:39:39
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
Love the spelling in the this thread :beer: "steal mesh" :lol:

Way to play along with bad grammar.

Oerdin
20-04-2006, 02:36:02
http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS/EN_US/diy_main/pg_diy.jsp?CNTTYPE=PROD_META&CNTKEY=Know+How&BV_SessionID=@@@@0907880756.1145500504@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccgaddhihgkkmfcgelceffdfgidgmm.0&MID=9876&pos=t08

Nav
20-04-2006, 09:21:12
The answer is really simple. Buy a picture or poster to cover the offending hole. No one would ever know...

Nills Lagerbaak
20-04-2006, 09:27:30
Buy a poster? I think Funko will offer his services for free!

Nav
20-04-2006, 09:35:11
You'd just need a few of those really long nails to hang him up by...

Nills Lagerbaak
20-04-2006, 09:37:35
What, make him a martyr? No way!

Funko
20-04-2006, 09:39:09
I can be a fartyr.

Nills Lagerbaak
20-04-2006, 09:57:28
Hmm another refernce to "Who's the Daddy" thread.

Funko
20-04-2006, 10:10:47
Why do people want Tizzy to hit them? :confused:

Greg W
20-04-2006, 10:46:05
First, figure out where your studs are. And if you don't even know how to do that, then your house obviously has none. :p

If they're close enough together to do as DH suggested, then his solution works. If they're too far away, what you may need to do is this. Cut around the hole until it's reasonably square, or some other shape that's going to be easy to replicate.

Buy a piece of plasterboard, and cut it slightly smaller than the hole - like about 1/2cm smaller on each side. Now, take some long lengths of plasterboard (longer than the hole, and maybe a couple of inches wide), apply adhesive to the ends, insert through hole, and stick them inside the wall so that they cross the hole (parrallel, not an actual cross). Allow time to dry.

Now, take the piece that you cut to size for the hole. Apply adhesive all over the visible plasterboard crossing the hole, and stick the piece of plasterboard onto it, making sure you don't press hard enough to break anything. Allow to dry, pollyfilla the gaps, and voila.

It's a great fix for small holes. Though I haven't tried it on a hole that was 12" x 12" to be honest.

Oerdin
20-04-2006, 11:18:36
The Home Depot link I provided had step by step instructions for both small and large holes.

Funko
20-04-2006, 11:21:08
I bet you use that line on all the girls.

Oerdin
20-04-2006, 11:38:35
Oh, the humanity.

Greg W
20-04-2006, 11:41:39
Originally posted by Oerdin
The Home Depot link I provided had step by step instructions for both small and large holes. Yeah, but did you actually expect anyone to search the site to find them? Link to the articles directly, we're all too lazy to go searching. :D

DevilsH@lo
20-04-2006, 11:44:48
K_G stop fucking around and get Laz round to sort it.

Greg W
20-04-2006, 11:46:08
Oh god, I am not sure the forum could handle the hilarity.

Darkstar
20-04-2006, 21:38:00
Video that! Management could then make a serious donation drive. Donate $10, and get a copy of the video as a thank you gift! Why, Management could collect a whole $50!

jsorense
21-04-2006, 20:49:04
[i]
Anyway, polyfiller'll probably give you a good plug, then you can paint / walpaper over it. [/B] :lol: Why am I remided of posters from another bb that will not be mentioned?:coolgrin:

Darkstar
21-04-2006, 21:01:11
Hrmm... PolyFiller? Sounds like one of Poly's Private Dating Clubs.