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kimouida 09-02-2013 06:11 PM

Plaster Walls
I am remodeling a kitchen. I want to mount the sink base, but the wall behind it is plaster. I cannot locate a stud, it appears to have plaster and concrete on the back wall. The wall is not plum either. I have thought about blocking at the top on the back of the cabinet, and attaching the blocking to the side of the wall which is drywall and the other side which is a door frame. Help..........I need suggestions!!!!!

Fix'n it 09-02-2013 09:08 PM


Originally Posted by kimouida (Post 1237315)
.I need suggestions!!!!!

remove the plaster and lathe.

GBrackins 09-03-2013 12:47 AM

it's going to take work no matter what your approach, in my opinion Fix-n it is right on the money, or at least how I'd do it if I was doing it .....

joecaption 09-03-2013 06:26 AM

Hmm, for once I'm not the first one suggesting getting rid of old plaster. :)
Once the plasters gone the wall could be shimmed to get the wall flat, a backer could be added, any new wiring for range hood or micro wave, stove.
Wall could be fire blocked at the bottom, top and middle if the ceilings over 8'.

Fix'n it 09-03-2013 08:44 PM

when i first started coming to this forum. one of my questions was = how do i cover my plaster & lathe. everybody told me to rip it out, i didn't like that = lots of work.
so i tried it my way = drywall over the P&L. well, that didn't go well, AT ALL.
so i tried it the way these here fella's told me to do it. the result is VASTLY SUPERIOR .
i am in the process of doing a whole house. so that little piece of wall is nothing. do yourself a favor and do it correctly.


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