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Old 08-24-2018, 03:52 PM  
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Patch Holes Behind Baseboard ?


There was a flood and restoration co. drilled out about 3 inch holes in the wall bays with the baseboard removed. No moisture found.

Basement on slab and tile floor.

These really needed patching before new baseboard is installed? Which would conceal the holes. Why would there be another reason to close the wallboard up first?
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Fire marshal would think so.

Fire tape with a california patch and put the base on.
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Fire marshal would think so.

Fire tape with a california patch and put the base on.
California patch?
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Griz & Leo nailed it but it should only be about an inch to an inch & a half not three - with that fill with foam & shave off excess as baseboard covers it
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If it is required for all the reasons that have been mentioned above, the insurance company should pay to patch the holes. I am guessing at least $75 per hole?
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I know that as a Butterfly patch.
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How about the self stick, metal-backed patches? cut to fit, skim it, done. dries quick, too, since it's not too thick with mud.
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Mix some 20 minute mud a little thick and fill the holes.

*Edit- The holes are 3" in diameter?
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What started out as a "why should it be"...quickly became "how to patch" I tend to think the glass tape with its lower build behind the base, to keep it tight to the wall.

Or maybe no tape, as pointed out.

If it was a full bath I might seal over it but it's a half.
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That's why I suggested the california patch. It's only as thick as the paper if you are only doing the 1st coat.
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is a california patch essentially a level 1 finish?

one reason not to use the metal wall patches is the added thickness-if it matters.

a 3" hole above the bottom plate brings the damage up 4-1/2-5" off the floor, that would require a nice wall patch unless you're using a taller baseboard on top of the tile.
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Do they really need patching? Meh, really depends upon the owner or if the insurance company will pay for it. Have never heard a definitive answer. Cali patches are ideal, but PIA mickey mouse time consuming. Not bad for a handful of holes, but I've seen 20-50-100 holes. They really like the 3" holes down here, if the base board will cover it. I lean toward a "draft Stop" solution. In good conscience, at a minimum, I fire tape (draft stop) with fibrous mesh wide enough to cover.
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Screw patching holes just cutout and replace the drywall.
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a 3" hole above the bottom plate brings the damage up 4-1/2-5" off the floor, that would require a nice wall patch unless you're using a taller baseboard on top of the tile.
Which has occurred to me.

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Screw patching holes just cutout and replace the drywall.
Probably best.

Don't know why they cut these large holes.
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Duct tape. Seal the draft.


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" 5-minute mud " is my buddy for that kind of thing
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Lots of ways to do this.

The first consideration is any fire rating requirements.

Fastest is probably plug with foam cutouts slightly recessed, and skim with durabond. You can put the trim back up before it sets if you want.
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The fire rating is a concern as the above post. But gyp is always lifted off the floor so it doesnt crack with the house flexes, rarely does anyone seal behind the baseboard. or put a jam of a mdf door over gyp, I for one wont trust insurance companies, but I know for a fact insurance companies let that go as its common practice and rarely do every building codes stipulate open gaps in fire rated material to the 1/8 of an inch. What would be needed wud be a fire stop for combustible framing. I would just put a back fire rate ply and then a piece of gyp then time mud then ur finish coat.

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