|The drywall knives|
Helpers: Carl N. and David V.
Supplies and Tools:
Cordless drills 12 volt and 18 volt
Drywall screws - coarse
Fiberglass rolls R19
Hammer claw with rubber grip
Hammer staple with extra staples
Mrs. Stone wanted her garage walls repaired. She had the city place a new water heater in her garage, and each step needed to be inspected. The water heater had to replace and fiberglass needed to be installed in the walls. There were three area that needed to be inspected. He needed to inspected the installation of the fiberglass, the installation of the new sheetrock around the water heater and finely the painting of the garage walls. The painting was going to be done by another contractor.
This post shows the nine steps to replace fiberglass ans drywall by the water heater. Now the home owner was able to get insurance for the garage.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows the new fiberglass rolls R-19 purchased at a warehouse store. Including supplies coarse drywall screws, paper tape, 1/2 inch drywall, joint compound and sanding screens.
|Fig.1 Garage fiberglass rolls|
Step 2: Fig.2 through fig.8 shows the walls were inspected and repaired of any small wall damage. This includes removing all the nails and staples from the wood studs. This was done to have a smooth surface when the new sheetrock was placed on the wall studs.
|Fig.2 Removing nails|
|Fig.3 Heater wall repair|
|Claw hammer used to remove large nails|
|Fig.5 Checking existing fiberglass|
|Fig.6 Carl checking ABS drains pipping|
|Fig.7 Removing 16D stud nails|
|Fig.8 Finishing simple repair|
|Fig.9 Fiberglass by water heater|
|Fig.10 By water heater|
|Fig.11 Fiberglass in wall|
|Fig.12 Adding electrical metal plates|
Step 6: Fig.13 shows that some parts of the wall have large ABS pipes in them and its important to know were they are but not put in a screw into the pipe.
|Fig.13 Electrical plates|
|Fig.14 Repair water heater wall|
|Fig.15 David and Carl work on wall|
Step 8: Fig.16 through fig.17 shows Carl doing some special measurements for drywall behind the water heater. Some pieces like fig.18 needed to be measured and cut to fit around the water piping.
|Fig.16 Carl at water heater|
|Fig.17 Carl measuring area around water heater|
|Fig.18 Custom water heater piece|
Step 9: Fig.19 through fig.21 show the wall pieces have their first coat of drywall joint compound. And now the job finished.
|Fig.19 Joint compound dried|
|Fig.20 New wall piece added to wall|
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