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Old 02-22-2010, 03:35 PM   #1
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Ok so my house was built in 1917, The walls have vinyl covered Masonite? im guessing thats what it is called now under that their are boards i took a pic so that might help, What i need to know is do i have to rip all these boards out to put drywall up? http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/8167/1001253o.jpg

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Old 02-22-2010, 04:01 PM   #2
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If they are relatively flat and solid you could leave them. It would be a good time to rewire and add insulation though, in which case, I'd remove them.

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Old 02-22-2010, 05:23 PM   #3
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WOW! those boards look like "antique heart pine". If you do decide to remove do the demo with care and consider selling to a salvage yard. Might be good demand for this for making antique heart of pine flooring.

Might put a positive dent in your remodel bugget.
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Thanks guys this should be fun lol, One more thing if you don't mind in the drywall world what is this angle called? is it hard to do? http://img535.imageshack.us/i/1001255.jpg/
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:59 AM   #5
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Don't know the technical term for the angle, but it's not hard to deal with. You can use a product such a "Sure Corner" which is a metal backed paper tape for "off angles" or "Strait Flex" which is more of a paper product that serves the same purpose. Both should be available at HD or Lowes.
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That angle is called alot of different things (and it ain't pretty) when things don't go right.

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