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Old 12-29-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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I was planning on taking off the plaster to put up drywall and insulation. But after removing the plaster where the sink was, this is what i found. I was wondering what should I do to fill in the void space between the bricks?
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was you planning on replacing that plumbing .....????? ben sr

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Yes I was planning on doing that as well
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You obviously are not going to need anything for additional structural support since it's been that way for so long. Your best bet in probably the easiest way to do anything would be to fill the void with expandable foam (a couple of cans would probably do it) after you install the new piping. You could then trimmed out any excess before installing the new sheetrock. Are you going to stud out the wall to add insulation?
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I was going to stud it out to put up insulation and to run new electrical lines.
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Take a sample of the Mortar that is in the walls now, to your local Cement yard. They should have a lab, that they can tell you the makeup that was used, so you can get a mix made for patching those sections that need to be.

As for the piping, I would just pack some Fiberglass or Roxwool around where you can, to stop drafts, then use two layers of Gypsum on the wall, with Green Glue between the layers.

Looks like an old Factory home, that one of the local Steel factories built for their workers, or Post-War. Any pictures of the outside and other areas like the Bath & Laundry, that you have, that you are running into the same issue.
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Take a sample of the Mortar that is in the walls now, to your local Cement yard. They should have a lab, that they can tell you the makeup that was used, so you can get a mix made for patching those sections that need to be.
What are you talking about???
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What are you talking about???
Looks like you just jumped in with no clue of the discussion. Jomama45, maybe read the whole thread, before jumping on someone for what they posted.
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Looks like you just jumped in with no clue of the discussion. Jomama45, maybe read the whole thread, before jumping on someone for what they posted.
No, I read it all before posting Greg. Your advice still makes no sense to me. Sometimes I wonder where you get this stuff from............
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Take a sample of the Mortar that is in the walls now, to your local Cement yard. They should have a lab, that they can tell you the makeup that was used, so you can get a mix made for patching those sections that need to be.

As for the piping, I would just pack some Fiberglass or Roxwool around where you can, to stop drafts, then use two layers of Gypsum on the wall, with Green Glue between the layers.

Looks like an old Factory home, that one of the local Steel factories built for their workers, or Post-War. Any pictures of the outside and other areas like the Bath & Laundry, that you have, that you are running into the same issue.
I just started in the kitchen right now. Its a 1.5 story house built around 1900. I think the first floor exterior walls are all plaster over brick.
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I just started in the kitchen right now. Its a 1.5 story house built around 1900. I think the first floor exterior walls are all plaster over brick.
I was wondering about the age, due to the type of construction of the walls.
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if 1 one responder thinks there might be some historical significance, you might consider a web-cam & subscription svce me ? i'd stuff it w/f-g & rock over it
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They look a bit like terracotta blocks on the inside skin.
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You could also use some deep frogged bricks like these with the frogs cut down to make them thinner, and lay them on edge.
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