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quarryman 10-19-2012 11:35 AM

Drywall help - I can just take a hammer to it right?
Hey all, first post.

So I've bought a mid 1970s house and the box room has pretty poor decor with sagging drywall and years of wallpaper.

I want to have a go at stripping it back and replacing it.

I have no experience in this area but am willing to learn.

There's so much wallpaper, I can't be bothered stripping it all and reckon it makes more sense to just remove the drywall and start again with a clean surface. To remove it, can I just take a hammer to it to start a hole and then tear away the rest?

Presumably then I'll be able to see the wooden joists and determine if they need replacing?

Any steps or guides online that cover this sort of thing?

Also, does it make sense to fill the gap between the joists with insulation?

brockmiera 12-14-2012 11:11 AM

Did you ever get your questions answered?

quarryman 12-14-2012 11:17 AM

Yep but not here obviously.

Answer was hammer away. Got a pro in in the end.

brockmiera 12-14-2012 11:21 AM

Drywall demo is pretty damn fun except for taking out all those nails! Good to hear you got if finished!

Missouri Bound 12-14-2012 09:46 PM

I'm very surprised there was no answer to this original question. :whistling2:

Maintenance 6 12-17-2012 02:35 PM

I always use a good garden hoe. It will pull off bigger chunks than a hammer. Just watch for wires in the cavities.

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