Install a Wall Access Panel
I had a pipe leak in my master bedroom, right off the bathroom. To get to the pipe the plumber had to cut into the wall. After he fixed the pipe he suggested I install an access panel in order to easily access the area in case of further leaks which was a real possibility due to the age of the house.
I could have patched the hole the plumber made, but it made sense to go ahead and install the panel on his recommendation.
I found this access panel at homedepot.com and ordered it.
Watch the video above to see how I installed it.
What I like about this access panel is you need something like a flat head screw driver to pop it open. This is nice so kids can’t easily open it and it’s very secure on the wall.
The plumber was not sure where the pipe leak was so he also had to cut a hole in another wall, which we fixed by putting the drywall back in place and patching. Be sure to check out that video too.
Now if I have further issues with these pipes I can get to them fast and easily!
Please note: We are not sponsored by any of the companies/products that we used. These products were picked and bought by us.
FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
FYI: Home Depot affiliate links are being used on this page.
7/31/2018 12:25:23 pm
The access door directions were EXCELLENT! I spent most of the morning watching video tutorials that required miter cuts, drywall patching, special hinges, etc before I found exactly what I was looking for on your site. This is a project that I won't have to hire someone to do! As a retired teacher, I appreciate clear, easy-to-follow directions as well as links to where I can find the exact materials and tools used. Well done indeed!
8/1/2018 10:19:16 am
So happy you found it helpful and thanks for the kind words. Good luck with the project!
6/17/2021 11:24:08 pm
Great idea!! However, would you know where's the best spot to add an access panel? Luckily, the walls behind the bathrooms are both drywall in lieu of plaster, which will make it easier.
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