5/8" Plasterboard in old cap cod??

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-27-09, 07:25 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 118
5/8" Plasterboard in old cap cod??

I'm getting ready to remodel my kitchen and I need to get into the walls for insulation, electric, etc. I thought that I had plaster walls and lathing behind it, but it appears that I have a 5/8" plasterboard?? It doesn't appear to be drywall. It seems harder and definitely thicker... but no lathing or wire mesh. Any insight on what type of walls I have?

Forgive my ignorance, but I thought before drywall they only used a plaster/lathing combo. Thanks in advance.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-27-09, 08:24 PM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: WA
Posts: 1,167
  #3  
Old 10-28-09, 04:34 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 43,827
How old is the house? on the newer homes with plaster they use blueboard with a plaster veneer. Have you torn enough of the wall down to know for sure what you have?
 
  #4  
Old 10-28-09, 07:17 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 118
I looked in the crawlspace upstairs. I see no lathing. It can't be drywall.
 
  #5  
Old 10-29-09, 03:26 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 43,827
If there isn't any type of lath - it would have to be drywall
 
  #6  
Old 10-29-09, 10:43 AM
Member
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: California
Posts: 1,722
But could it be gypsum plaster over gypsum lath?
If I had that I would go to great effort to preserve it.
 
  #7  
Old 10-29-09, 05:52 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 118
After doing some research I believe it's blueboard with a plaster veneer. I plan to preserve it as much as possible, but I'm remodeling the kitchen and need to dig into the walls to route some electrical lines. No biggie since the cabs will cover the patches. I think I'm scrapping the blown in insulation idea and leaving it as-as.

Thanks for the comments.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes