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Old 12-18-2014, 09:39 AM   #1
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bathroom remodel. walls are plaster down to 4 ft from floor. some type of paperboard from there down. In between there is a strip of wood. what was it for? to support the plaster? would like to take it down to the studsold plaster-1.jpg

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Old 12-18-2014, 10:04 AM   #2
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May have been a backer to attach a chair rail, towel rack, wall mounted sink to, it's not needed to hold up the plaster.
Outside wall?
A house that old was built with rough lumber, before sheet rocking take the time to pull a string across the wall to check to see if they need shimming or sistering to make the wall flat.

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It's not there to hold up the plaster. It was probably just installed to demark the edge of the plaster.
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My first thought is since the plaster stopped up 4' from the floor is at one time there was a leak. They removed the plaster up 4' so a sheet of drywall would fit horizontally around the room. The board was installed to screw or nail to.
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