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shane2 02-16-2012 09:55 AM

Taking Down a Plaster Wall.
Hey everyone new to this forum. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help. i have been scratching my head about this for a couple weeks. i know nothing about plaster except they stopped using it about 20 yrs before i was born, anyway. i have plaster walls and ceilings in my new house (98yrs old) no lath though, used a cement type board instead. There is a wall (non-load) between my kitchen and living room that i am planning on removing. After i remove the wall i am going to cover the entire ceiling with 1/4" drywall which will cover the gap where the previous wall was. How can i fill the gap that will be left on the wall where the previous wall was? Hope this makes sense. And thanks again in advance.


framer52 02-16-2012 09:57 AM

Quick correction, plaster walls are still in production today.

As to your question, you lost me.

joecaption 02-16-2012 10:02 AM

Why the 1/4 over the ceiling? If the old plaster is failing then it needs to come down not be cover up/
Once the walls out you have to see if there's any support where the wall was to attach the rock to and see just how thick what you removed was.

shane2 02-16-2012 10:09 AM

plaster on ceiling is not failing at all, just want to cover the flower wallpaper thats up there. i did it in the bedrooms and it looks grate. its about an inch and a quater thick, i removed all plaster from bathroom thats how i know.

framer52 02-16-2012 10:23 AM

your plaster is 1 1/2"s thick????:eek:

shane2 02-16-2012 10:37 AM

1 1/4" including the cement type board they used instead of lath.

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