OK, reciprocating saw it will be. BUT - how do I disconnect the stud if there's gyproc screws thru the 2x4 from the back side? Am I just going to have to expect damage....I am really hoping to avoid that. I just hope they didn't use glue spots like they did on the bathroom side!!
Thank you so much for your quick response Brian.
It's my pleasure, Penny. If there are screws or nails holding the drywall to the studs you are removing, they will most likely rip themselves out with the vibration. At the very least they may lose their spackled cover and you may be able to remove them from the dining room side. Either way, I am sure you will have to do some minor repair to the dining room side. Hopefully you don't run into glue, but even that can be o.k. If you tear the back paper a little or accidentally cut some of the back to the drywall, it's not a big deal. Once you go through, then you will have the minor repairs to make. Good luck with it!