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Old 03-24-2005, 02:18 PM   #1
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Big hole in the ceiling


Can someone with more knowledge than me help? I have successfully knocked out an old chimney breast in the corner of the back bedroom, an old terraced house. however i now have a slightly large, ragged hole on the ceiling. What is the best way to go about fixing this myself? there seemed to be very small slats of wood going across the main joists which i have broke and snapped away some of them to get access to the chimney in the loft. Do i need to replace these or can i just cut them back? am very confused? cheers

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Old 08-04-2005, 04:58 PM   #2
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Big hole in the ceiling


It sounds like you have plater and lath walls and ceilings. Here are a couple of links to help explain what that is and what it takes to repair them. Don't forget you can also shim that whole are level with the rest of the ceiling and drywall over the whole thing.

http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects...andplaster.htm

http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/l...ter_repair.htm

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