I was talking to one of the guru's here by PM, and he suggested I post this for all to enjoy the fun and games and make suggestions.
We're going to take a bedroom upstairs and make it into a walk-in closet for the master bedroom. So in order to do that we have to open the wall between the master and the next bedroom, and then wall off the doorway in the extra bedroom to the hall. I mentioned this a while ago, and the issue has reared it's ugly head again, so I have to open up this wall tomorrow.
Not a lot to see here, but this is the master bed side. To the left is the outside wall, and to the right is the wall to the hallway. we're going to take out 2 studs, 16" on center and have the opening from one stud edge to the other, roughly 46-47" wide. not gonna put a door there. You can see that there's an electrical outlet on the master side on the right. I'll start the opening just past that stud there, i.e. one stud in from the interior hall wall. I have to be careful because I don't know where the wires are behind the wall.
Here's the other bedroom wall right behind the previous picture. So to the left is the interior hall wall and to the right is the outside wall. On this side there's a phone outlet in the same place as the electrical outlet on the other side. don't need no stinkin' phone in the closet. The next photo (sorry it's out of focus) shows a heating vent in the floor. I'll stop the opening at the stud just left of the heating vent so I don't have to move it () or close it off. That's the main reason I'm not starting the opening one more stud away from the interior hall wall side--I don't want to deal with that heating vent. I starting drawing some vertical lines on the edge of a stud, then I realized I had to move one stud closer to the side wall, that's why there are 3 vertical lines.
So I've got a Sawzall, but I'm not using it, don't worry, until I know where the wires are. So I'll open the wall tomorrow. It'll be stomp and steer.
Any suggestions are appreciated.