I'm getting ready for my first major DIY project (about a week away). Here's a summary:
We confirmed the presence of Asbestos in our house heating vent insulation and acoustic ceilings. We're hiring licensed abatement professionals to remove it. 2 heating vents are in the wall so the abatement crew are planning to remove the drywall directly in front of the vents to get access. The result is that two vertical sections of drywall (approximately 7 ft x 1 ft each) will be removed.
I need advice on how to repair the drywall after they're done. I'm specifically interested in knowing:
- What tools will I need to complete the drywall repair?
- What equipment will I need?
- What procedure would I use to repair the wall? I expect it to be different than the repair method I've seen elsewhere (referencing strapping).
- Time estimate for a beginner to get this done? I'm guessing at least a few days.
In addition to advice, any pictures/how-to links/videos/etc would be greatly appreciated.