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If I use a hammer to make a hole is a wall that is two feet on each side, does the RRP Rule apply?

Yes. Although making the hole disrupts less than six square feet of painted surface, using a hammer to make the hole is demolition of the surface, so the minor repair and maintenance exception does not apply. Making the hole using a cut-out technique that does not destroy the section of the wall that is removed is not demolition, and the minor repair and maintenance exception would apply. 

Question Number: 23002-18515

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