Originally Posted by AtlanticWBConst.
Just rip that sucker down! ....but cover any connecting door-ways with plastic and the floor with drop clothes (dust and mess), use barrels to remove the debris. Punch some holes in the middle and start ripping away with your best tools - Your two hands ... no need for any cutting.
I agree, the fastest, easiest, and least dangerous to wire and plumbing is to just cover everything and rip it down.
The dust shouldn't be that bad but I would suggest a good (cartrege type) dust mask as well. It's good to have around for other things as well (sanding drywall, sweeping unfinished basement floors, etc). You don't realize how much dust you're inhaleing untill you tap out that filter after a couple dirty jobs.