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Given what looks like black mold on the lower portion of the other drywall I'd be tempted to cut a large rectangle. I'd probably opt for the paper free green board that can't mold. The sheet will be 4x8 so I'd pull back a 8' section along the bottom and cut it to the height of the current hole. Keep the drywall 1/4" off the concrete. Your plan for 2x4 ...


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A little too perfect; it'll be protected by trim. It could just be a 2x4 screwed to the surface of the stud and one to the floor plate. And maybe a floating one in the top right. Cut the hole square first.


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Your proposed solution is perfect. I'd suggest using pressure treated wood in contact with the concrete. Adhesive probably won't work terribly well, but if you get a couple of screws in on an angle on the right (connecting to the old plate) plus lots of screws elsewhere, everything should hold together well enough to carry drywall.


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A strong magnet on a string! It works like magic on plaster and costs less than $5! Get a small, strong magnet Be careful! Especially with neodymium magnets and children/pets and around other metal/magnets/credit cards! Tie the magnet (or stack of magnets) to a thin string, roughly 1.5-2 feet long. Slowly drag the magnet sideways across the wall, so that it'...


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