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Old 07-07-2007, 10:52 AM   #1
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Hi,
We moved into a house a while ago and I've decided to do up a bedroom. First plan was to strip the wallpaper and maybe paint over (or get it skimmed if needed).
To my horrror the walls turned out to be in a very sad state. There is also an issue with very poor sound insulation between us and the neighbours. I want to get it right so I decided that the plasterboard would have to go. I intended putting up new plasterboard and filling the gap between the wall and the plasterboard with rockwool.
When I removed a bit of the plasterboard I found that it was put up with cement instead of batons. The cement is VERY hard to remove and there's a lot of it.. I really could do with some advice on how to approach this. Do I have to remove all the cement? If so, how would I do it? Or is there another way of approaching it?
Any advice is very very welcome as I'm stuck!!
I've attached some pics of the wall.
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:25 PM   #2
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Are you sure that this is not the common wall between your house and your neighbors?

(the brick section)


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Hi,

Yep, that is the common wall but waht I want to find out is how to remove the bits of cement off the wall that were holing the plaster on. There the 'blobs' of cement on the wall.
Sorry if I didn't describe it properly..

Any ideas??

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I'm not familair with such a method of installation, let alone ......that I question whether the whole matter is even according to normal building code standards.

What country are you in?
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I would remove what you can. Put up 2 x 4 studs, insulate and then attach the drywall to the studs.

The 2 x 4's will take away some space from the room but you indicated that you wanted sound damping from the neighbors.
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Ireland. The house is 34 years old..
Building standards in those days might have been a bit 'flexible' here :-)
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Hi Redline,

Thanks for the reply. That's the kind of thing I was hoping to do but the problem is that I can't get the cement 'blobs' off the wall. If I can't get them off then I wouldn't be able fit the insulation properly behind the plasterboard. There everywhere along the wall. Every 1 or 2 feet apart so there's a lot of them.
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what are the dimensions of the room? (10 x 10, 10 x 14, 12 x 14...)
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If you were to leave the old wall board and then just put up the studs, insulation and then the drywall would that take too much from the space of the room?
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Oh there's a thought.. interesting..

How would I fix the studs to the wall through existing drywall? The studs would be 2-3 inches from the brickwork..

I like the way your thinking and it would be even better for soundproofing that way.
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You could make some 3-4 inch square holes thru the exsisting drywall on your new stud center line, insert some lumber and screw to that just as if your making backing for a drywall patch. But I agree with AB, the whole setup doesnt seem structurally correct.

The cement looks like brick mortar.. If thats the case, I would TRY using a hand held air chisel working from the top down on the blobs.. Keep the chisel as square with the block wall as possible. Idea being to knock the mortar straight down versus disturbing the block. I wouldnt use a regular hammer and chisel due to control. Cleanup where your studs will sit may need a grinder.

Tuckpoint the wall and maybe use steel studs for the new drywall. Keep in mind this wall may be a fire break between you and your neighbors. So any gaps should be sealed with approved sealant.

And foremost I would check with the local building authority and maybe a few contractors for what is needed to do it right and maybe some advice from previous jobs they have encountered.

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