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    Basement wall question

    I want to make the walls in my basement quick and easy to remove and reinstall. I plan on cutting the panels into smaller sections but have not figured out a good method for fastening the panels without using screws.
    Any suggestions?

    If this is not the right category for this question, let me know. It was the only one that mentioned walls.
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    Sherman

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    Re: Basement wall question

    I didn't do anything to our 3 CY back basement walls except leave all the screws out. I have "stuff" stacked against them to hold them in place. When access is needed, the "stuff" needs to be unloaded/shifted out of the way anyway, then the panels are easily removed.

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    Re: Basement wall question

    Some have cut one section of wall shorter in height and added a channel, formed out of wood or aluminum angle, on top and bottom. The upper channel must have taller sides. The wall lifts up onto the top slot so the bottom clears the bottom channel and slides in. The height of the wall is such that the top will not clear the top channel when the bottom is inserted. Then add door handles to the wall for easy lifting.
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    Re: Basement wall question

    I just took my basement wall out to check the TV cable lines. Thinking of using velcro strips where the screws were. Not sure if they will hold but going to give it a try.
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    Re: Basement wall question

    I made removable panels cut into the wall sections so I could access the back of the UDC, the water pump, and where I remounted the converter and surge suppressor. Really not a lot of storage behind the walls with all the wiring and plumbing back there. If I really needed to get in there, I can still remove the entire wall.
    By removing the one by the UDC, I can periodically inspect for any plumbing leaks.


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    Re: Basement wall question

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDar View Post
    I made removable panels cut into the wall sections so I could access the back of the UDC, the water pump, and where I remounted the converter and surge suppressor. Really not a lot of storage behind the walls with all the wiring and plumbing back there. If I really needed to get in there, I can still remove the entire wall.
    By removing the one by the UDC, I can periodically inspect for any plumbing leaks.


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    A while back on 5-3-20, I had posted that I had modified my basement wall by making it a sliding door. Works great and allows me a sturdy, very accessible access to the mechanical equipment. Has rails and has a catch when lifted up, allows you to slide out and remove if want.
    Someone moved that post to Exterior Accessed or whatever that is and it was well hid. No one visited so I guessed no one thought it was a good idea. Win a few and lose more. Lol.
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    Re: Basement wall question

    I removed all but the section of wall that has plug, etc. in it immediately to the left of the basement door on the doorside. But I moved it back since I had better organized what was behind it. I screwed 2 by 2’s on the floor and ceiling to form the new wall since I had moved stuff back the wall was placed to give me more basement room.

    I then cut pieces of while cloroplast to fit and used Velcro to attach it. Bought some while corner molding and attached that where needed.

    it has held up for 8 years and removes easily.
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    Re: Basement wall question

    Quote Originally Posted by ORV1980 View Post
    I want to make the walls in my basement quick and easy to remove and reinstall. I plan on cutting the panels into smaller sections but have not figured out a good method for fastening the panels without using screws.
    Any suggestions?

    If this is not the right category for this question, let me know. It was the only one that mentioned walls.
    Thanks,
    Sherman
    Hi Sherman - great to hear from you.

    On my Newport, for the wall in front of the UDC/Water Heater etc., I removed the walls, then I cut 2x2 lumber and screwed it to the ceiling and floor. I then stapled pieces if Velcro to the 2x2s and pushed the walls onto it. The carpeting on the walls wraps to the back side and he Velcro sticks to that carpet.

    I also made custom wall sections as I had reconfigured the space behind the walls to open more storage space up. Have fun with it.
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    Re: Basement wall question

    Sherman - if you want to open up some additional storage space, check this out: https://beletti.smugmug.com/RV/2018-...pace-Addition/
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    Re: Basement wall question

    I think this is an easy way to accomplish what you need to do.
    https://absupply.net/wb-basic-300-24...oor-24x24.aspx




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