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Old 04-21-03, 07:43 AM
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How do I repair a wet plaster wall that is falling apart and now has a large hole?
 
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Old 04-21-03, 09:52 AM
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Everything that you wanted to know about plaster walls.

http://www2.cr.nps.gov/tps/briefs/brief21.htm

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 04-21-03, 04:18 PM
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Thank you for your help. My problem seems to be bigger than just a wet plaster wall. There is no existing lath! Everyone I ask says they have nevr seen a plasterd wall with no lath. Now I have a huge hole in the wall. I'll keep trying to find out what my next move should be.
 
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Old 04-23-03, 08:29 AM
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If the wall is continuously wet, then you have to fix that first.

I'd just rip out the old plaster and install new plaster using galvanized metal lath.
A really good book about plaster is "Plastering Skills", by Branden and Hartsell. It's the standard trade educational manual from the 1950's.
 
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Old 04-23-03, 08:33 PM
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Hello & welcome aboard.

If the wall is wet all the time, that's gotta be fixed prior to dealing with the plaster. Once that's dealt with, I'd hang sheetrock, take 1/3 the time as doing it in plaster & lath, & much easier to come out with a true & flat wall.
 
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