I (Steph) had a pipe leak in my bedroom, and the plumber had to cut two holes in the wall to find where the leak. I installed an access panel where the leaking pipes were found (you can watch that project here, and I repaired the drywall where the leak was not found.
The plumber did a great job cutting into the drywall. He cut out a big enough square so that there were two studs available to reattach the drywall piece back in place. If he had cut the drywall smaller, I would not have been able to attach the drywall to the studs.
Step 1: Watch the Video
Step 2: Gather Materials
- Joint Compound
- Drywall Joint Tape
- Drywall screwsJoint/Putty knife
- Sand paper
- Note: If the original drywall is not usable, Home Depot sells small sheets of drywall for these types of projects. You can usually find them across the aisle from the full size drywall
Step 3: Mark Stud Location With Sticky Note
Step 4: Remove Old Screws
Step 5: Put Drywall in Place
Step 6: Fit Around Outlet
The outlet was in the way so we turned off the power (using a voltage tester to verify) and unscrewed the outlet to get the drywall in place.