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puckhog 05-18-2011 04:38 PM

Drywall and stucco?
I live in SoCal and am doing some remodeling. I have an add on room that has a couple of walls that are maybe 1/4 inch drywall with a 1/2 inch of stucco type material piled onto it. They are interior walls and I can't figure out why that material would be used. It is a house from the 50s but I don't know when the add on was, prior to the mid 70s at the minimum. It is a room with maybe 18 foot beams across the ceiling, would it be to strenghten the walls?

I hope not as I have already torn the drywall/stucco off. It wasn't easy and it sure is heavy.


sixeightten 05-18-2011 04:44 PM

It was most likely plaster with 1/4 gypsum lath.

dberladyn 05-21-2011 04:17 PM

I agree... that was the beginning of the transition from Plaster to Drywall. I'm surprized it's only a 1/4" though.

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