|Fig.1 This is the back of|
a shower assembly
Supplies and Tools:
Cordless drill with Phillip tip
Fiberglass wall tape
Orange Peel spray texture
1x2 wood pieces 18-inch long
Roller cover and frame
Sponge and wet rags
Utility knife blade
Wallboard also named gypsum board
Wall knives 10-inch wide (large scrapers)
White latex primer
When John Truman noticed that the bedroom wall was covered with mold he called a plumber thinking it was a simple fix. The plumber replaced the leaking shower assembly but would not repair the wall damage. John and I met met each other at our local The Home Depot® hardware store. He was checking the prices on gypsum board, and he told me his problem.
This post shows the fifteen steps to replace and repair the plumber's wall damage.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows the back of a shower assembly.
Step 2: Identify the problem? The work the plumber had done was still fresh but inside the wall the area was dry.
Step 3: Repair the hole: Cut up a 1x2x6 piece of wood into two 18-inch pieces and place them on both sides of the brass shower assembly.
Step 4: Fig.2 and fig.3 shows the pieces are held together by a sheet rock screw 1-3/4 inch Long, driven through the existing wallboard. Place one screw above and below the wood pieces this will become the backing for the new piece of wallboard.
|Fig.2 Apply backing|
|Fig.3 Cordless drill|
|Fig.4 Yellow square|
Step 7: Fig.5 the piece was cut and installed, 4-sheetrock screws were screwed into the new wallboard and into the 1x2 wood supports.
Step 9: After the first coat of mud over the new edges of the wall board apply fiberglass tape around the entire square of the new wall board.
Step 10: Fig.6 shows the final coat over the fiberglass tape. It was applied to the wall to give the wall strength. A thick layer of mud was applied over the tape.
|Fig.6 Final coat|
Step 12: After the wall dried apply orange peel texture was applied to the wall.
Step 13: Fig.7 and fig.8 shows a sponge was used to remove the large mud nubs to flatten them like the surrounding wall texture.
Step 15: Fig.9 shows that after the texture had dried, one coat of latex primer needed to be applied to the wall area. Now that the job is done, John plans on re-painting his entire bedroom.
|Fig.9 Latex primer|
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