Removing Drywall Closet

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Old 08-31-05, 05:44 AM
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Removing Drywall Closet

I am a first-time homeowner of an older (1900) house. I am wondering how to remove a drywall closet that was added. The closet is approximately 2 feet deep by 3 feet wide. I essentially need to remove two walls from the closet--The back of the closet is the main wall of the room and the left side wall is another wall that will remain in the room.

Any help would be appreciated!
 
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Old 08-31-05, 06:43 AM
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First remove all the trim then take an utility knife and cut/score where the drywall intersects the plaster. After that it is just a matter of carefully pulling/prying everything loose. Hopefully after you have removed the 2 walls the damage to the plaster will be minimal. Any questions on repairing the plaster can be answered in the patching & plastering section under decorating.
 
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Old 08-31-05, 10:25 AM
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While I really like the previous answer for careful, meticulous work.... I prefer a 9lb sledge and a crowbar....
 
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Old 08-31-05, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by thezster
I prefer a 9lb sledge and a crowbar....
How would you keep from destroying the 2 walls they wish to keep intack?
 
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Old 09-02-05, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by marksr
How would you keep from destroying the 2 walls they wish to keep intack?
Details, details.....

I should have read more closely..... But.... like I said...Your previous answer was great for meticulous accurate work.....
 
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