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Old 01-14-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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best way to remove wall paneling?

I've got a wiring project to do. I want to take down some wall paneling for routing wires. I'll want to then put the same wall panel back up. Can anyone tell me the best non-destructive way to take down and rehang wall paneling?
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:03 AM   #2
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Re: best way to remove wall paneling?

Your Aspen Trail is aluminum sided, so the paneling may be able to be removed.
You'll need to take your time and be very carefully removing the wall panels, as they're very fragile.
Are the panels pinned or stapled? If pinned(brad nailed), find a small drift punch the same size as the brad nails. Drive the nails into the wall, through the paneling. When your job is complete, nail the panels back into place. Use a similar colored putty as the wall color, to cover the nail holes.
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Re: best way to remove wall paneling?

Your Aspen Trail is aluminum sided, so the paneling may be able to be removed.
You'll need to take your time and carefully removing the wall panels, as they're very fragile.
Are the panels pinned or stapled? If pinned(brad nailed), find a small drift punch the same size as the brad nails. Drive the nails into the wall, through the paneling. This will allow the paneling to be removed. When your job is complete, nail the panels back into place. Use a similar colored putty as the wall color, to cover the nail holes.
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Re: best way to remove wall paneling?

It is an interior wall that I was interested in peeling back the paneling from. The wall is bare on each side, so no cabinets or anything to hide wires in.

The project is to route some power wire from solar panels on the roof down through the interior and through the floor to route to the front storage area where the charge controller will be located. I looked over things today and I think I'm going to simplify the project and just run the wire on the outside of the wall. Either down the corner and then along the floor or along the ceiling/wall junction and then down to where I need it. I can hide it with some trim.
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:49 PM   #5
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Re: best way to remove wall paneling?

I do believe that's a better option.
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I do believe that's a better option.
Thanks. I'm getting the same advice from other sources, too.
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