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Easy way to remove Lath and plaster wall?

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08-18-08, 12:00 PM   #1  
Easy way to remove Lath and plaster wall?

Tearing out the lath and plaster throughout my house. Only problem is this isn't the typical lath boards I am used to finding, more like a tongue and groove board with groove cut into the face to hold the plaster. Doesn't have the gaps from piece to piece as I am used to. Seems to be very slow going and alot of mess.

Was hoping someone had a better way of removing this type that is easier than what I am doing.


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08-18-08, 06:04 PM   #2  
I would make cuts with a circle saw between the studs. I do the same thing when I remove decking.

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08-19-08, 06:04 AM   #3  
Out of curiousity. If it is coming off hard, why are you removing it throughout? And you are removing that nice solid wood also? Why?

How old a house is this about?

On exterior walls, what kind of insulation you finding behind that wood?

Are you running new wiring everywhere, or what?

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