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#115943 - 01/07/04 11:01 PM Apology to Drywallers  
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OK, so you can cut neat holes around electrical equipment:


[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]...S


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#115944 - 01/08/04 01:55 AM Re: Apology to Drywallers  
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I was going to come up with some wise aleck comment... but I can't even start.


#115945 - 01/08/04 03:03 PM Re: Apology to Drywallers  
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That takes the cake. Hard to top that one! [Linked Image]


#115946 - 01/09/04 03:53 PM Re: Apology to Drywallers  
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Just use a little caulk. [Linked Image]


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#115947 - 01/09/04 04:53 PM Re: Apology to Drywallers  
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At first glance, it looked like a couple runs of conduit penetrating the wall...

But on closer examination, it appears to be a twin-tube fluorescent fixture! Is that what I'm seeing here?


#115948 - 01/09/04 06:02 PM Re: Apology to Drywallers  
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HOLY CRIPE!!!!!

You're right, dude! I also thought it was a wiring tray and two pipes.

On a slightly related note. There is a subway station I've been where they put a layer of block and then tile over the existing wall. This effectively brought out the wall to where it met one of the old-time single lightbulb lampholders in the ceiling.

Not to be deterred, the ingenious masons simply left a part of block (or brick) out of the wall and the tile guys framed around it. The hole where half the bulb is stuck in is about the size of a standard square tile -- 4" x 4" I believe.

So now the lampholder and bulb are in a sort of of a "niche". Sigh.....

All hail Saint Lightbulb!! [Linked Image]


#115949 - 01/11/04 08:27 AM Re: Apology to Drywallers  
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Yes, it's an 8' strip fixture.

This is in a large drywall supply company's warehouse, which probably explains why the drywall work is so "state of the art". [Linked Image]...S


#115950 - 01/13/04 07:54 PM Re: Apology to Drywallers  
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The fact that there is only a hole in the drywall and no patching above would indicate the drywall may have been there first. The fixture would have had to be pushed though the hole.


#115951 - 01/13/04 09:04 PM Re: Apology to Drywallers  
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jdevlin, the wall looks to have been painted, judging from what looks like stray paint on the florescent tubes. The paint may be covering some well done joint patching.


#115952 - 01/17/04 04:46 PM Re: Apology to Drywallers  
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Could be. I was looking at the shape of the hole and it looks like one piece of drywall to me with the sort of rounded corners.


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