Help is needed


Old 12-10-01, 07:40 AM
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Question Help is needed

Alright, here's the situation:

I just "inherited" a home that is a mess- its ovre 200 years old and the walls in 3 of the rooms have irriparable damage. The plaster needs to come down. I have drywalled before, so that isn't my problem. I am more concerned with the removal of the plaster- is there any safty concerns I should think about? The studs look heathy enough from what I've tested so I'm not worried about re-hanging drywall. Should I just go at it and not worry?

Thanks so much

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Old 12-11-01, 04:47 AM
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Location: Northeastern NC On The Albemarle Sound
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Wear eye protection, dust mask and heavy gloves, and just sledge hammer and crowbar the old plaster out of there.
(Turn off all power and water first, of course.)
Good Luck!
Old 12-12-01, 01:27 AM
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check with local preservation society...

Many areas with houses that old have non-profit preservation groups. These groups are happy to provide advice on restoring such an historic home, usually free of charge.

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