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Old 01-19-2011, 06:44 AM   #16
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How to remove Plaster/Lath without damaging adjoining walls?

Plaster is a mess when you cut it by mechanical means. No matter how good you seal stuff up the dust will get all over the house.

Go get a one time use cheap wide wood chisel. Take your time and cut where you need to. Crack the remaining plaster with a hammer and put it bags or boxes immediately.

Then use a small saws all to cut the lath and pry it off with your claw hammer. If you go nuts just smashing plaster and lath you will have a mess to clean up that will take quite a long time. Be neat about removing it and you will save allot of time in the long run.

Take your time and be clean.

Use a drop cloth, break the plaster off the lath first, and clean it up.
Then just pry the lath off and bundle it up.


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Old 01-19-2011, 05:10 PM   #17
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How to remove Plaster/Lath without damaging adjoining walls?

A circular saw will be EXTREMELY messy and dusty. Also you can't get close into corners where the ceiling, floor and walls meet.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:06 AM   #18
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How to remove Plaster/Lath without damaging adjoining walls?

thanks for the insight gentlemen. this is going to be tough then...i am not worried about the mess as much because i am replacing the carpet afterwards, but i would like to contain dust as best as possible.

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