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Old 07-20-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Tin Behind a Stud?


I drilled through a stud and rand into a piece of tin. Through a bit more inspection, it might be some sort of box. The only thing I can come up with is an old knob and tube box, but that's all I got. It appears to be double walled, and is not part of any laundry chute. Could anyone with experience with old plaster/lath (house circa 1930s) walls shed some light? Much thanks in advance.

Here's a shot of the drilled hole with the tin behind it:
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:33 PM   #2
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Could be an air duct.

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Old 07-21-2012, 01:30 PM   #3
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Is that an interior wall or an exterior wall?
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Interior. Not an air duct as the whole house is radiator heat.
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dimensions of box? dumbwaiter channel?
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If it's double wall, it seems like it would be some sort of exhaust for a furnace, water heater, etc. that may have been removed at some point, but the pipe was left???
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looks like an air duct or return to me
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:39 PM   #8
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It's likely an electrical box or someone nailed a strip of metal up because there's something else behind it. See anything through that hole?

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