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08-31-05, 04:19 PM   #1  
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remove old lath?

Hi. The plaster ceiling in a room in my basement has begun to come down, so I have decided to replace it with gypsum board. I removed the plaster, and am wondering if I should take down the lath too. There's a lot of dust, cracked plaster pieces and possibly mold on the on top of the lath, and it would give me peace of mind if it weren't there. Also, the lath is not in such bad shape. It is made up of strips of wood that are about 1.5" wide and 3/8" thick. I removed the bad pieces already, which consisted of about 7% of the whole. Should I remove the lath? Are there any drawbacks to removing it? advantages of keeping it? Thanks.

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08-31-05, 06:27 PM   #2  
If you left the lath in place would the rock hang level and secure?

 
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I think so, but I'm not sure.

 
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09-01-05, 07:01 AM   #4  
It might be best to remove the lath .... but I'm not the one doing the work

 
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