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Old 09-19-2010, 07:45 AM   #1
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Drywall installed over plaster

I am looking into purchasing an old home with plaster walls. The walls are in bad shape and I rather not remove the plaster if I dont have too.
The question I have is, Can I have drywall installed over the plaster and just bring the electrical boxes out?


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Old 09-19-2010, 07:50 AM   #2
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1/4". Easier pulling the Plaster walls, so that wiring can be updated, along with Ethernet, CATV & Telephone pulled in various places, and insulation on outside walls installed.


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Old 09-20-2010, 04:28 PM   #3
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Over the years I have worked on many old southern homes, homes Sherman did not burn to the ground, and they all had plaster walls, some walls were level others wavy. In some instances I used 1/4 inch drywall and others 1/2 depending on what shape the walls were in. The contractors had gone in and put in new wiring and plumbing and when I came in we just sheetrocked over the existing walls. I have done several renovations in Atlanta where all the homes were plaster, I put drywall on both ceiling and walls, and on one job I butted drywall to the plaster. If you are doing it yourself, use longer screws.
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