In order to box-in the new kitchen vent stack, I decide to demolish the existing drywall on the adjacent column. Inside the column, I’m surprised to find that one of the corners is only held together by 2″x4″ scabs, and another has no framing at all… held together only by the outside corner bead.
What’s more, the pendant light wiring is not attached to any framing. Additionally, no holes were drilled in the framing for the wires. Instead, the flipper simply ran the wires around the framing, and laid the drywall directly on top of it!