How about putting a soffit there or let the wires come into a cabinet?
The wire that is cut can be moved into the soffit with an exposed
cover or into the cabinet with a junction box.
You should mark one of those romex with black tape at the ceiling an
where it exits the wall in case you do have to cut them. You should
be able to tell them apart.
If you do decide to drill into the beam you can cut a larger opening
in the sheet rock and drill up.
The romex that is cut is required to have the splices in a junction
box that you can get to the cover. It can be in the attic.
OR - Cut flush to the stud. Cut patch 4 inches larger in both
directions. Cut the back paper of the patch in 2 inches on all sides
and break of the rock, leaving the front paper. Butter the back of the
front paper and the edges of the rock, pop the patch in and squeegee
the overlapped paper, blend in the paper, sand lightly and repaint.
This method is so SIMPLE and makes a virtually invisible patch. It
works even in the middle of a panel, far from studs - fill a hole
where someone stuck a fist through the wall, where a doorknob knocked
through, or where you need to open a wall to pull a wire. - or a
ceiling to fix a plumbing leak, or whatever. Try it, and you'll never
try another way to fix a hole in drywall. I know I won't.
I've done that ... but for a patch bigger than 6x6 or so I get better
results by screwing a piece of 1x2 lumber across the top and bottom or sides
of the hole to screw the patch to then mud & tape .
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On Wednesday, January 8, 2014 12:44:02 PM UTC-6, SethF wrote:
main room and then into the wall to power 3 different outlets. We'd like t
o redrill the attic holes to be behind the wall so this wire isn't exposed.
There appears to be a ~4inch beam that we'll need to drill through (I am a
ssuming this is why the wire comes into the room and then snakes back into
the wall - to avoid this beam?) Is this a problem to drill three small hole
s in the center of this beam? any advice is appreciated! --
Putting/working a piece of wood slightly larger than the hole size behind t
he hole and screwing it to the existing sheet rock makes a good backing for
a new piec of sheet rock to patch/fill the hole. Some white glue in the c
rack between the existing sheet rock and the patch will make future hairlin
e cracks less likely, then apply mud and finish like any other blemish in a
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