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Old 07-12-2008, 08:10 AM   #16
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Upon first read, I sided with krankykitty in re water damage being the culprit but as I read more, I see reference to the sheetrock being held up with nails. Oh my. So now I am inclined to think that the weight of the insulation might have had a bigger part in it than I thought.

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Old 07-12-2008, 09:04 AM   #17
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I think you are right about the weight of blown in insulation being a factor in the ceiling falling down.
Yesterday I was able to screw up another ceiling successfully, the screws didn't pull thru the paper. Probable 50s vintage.
But another ceiling, put up in 1945 was another story. This one is up with nails and the screws when pulled flush go thru the paper. I am going to strip with 1x4' and rerock.
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Would like some advice if anyone can assist on this thread:
Old ceiling replacement

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Old 07-20-2008, 07:08 AM   #19
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I agree with your original thoughts about taking it down vs trying to repair or patch the hole; had it been my choice to make for the homeowner, I would do the same. But I'd want to know why it came down in the first place so getting up there to investigate somewhat coloured my decision...

Arm yourself with a reciprocating saw and slice through the lathe-boards; it will be a messy job as you do that and remove all the wood pieces you create, plus the fallin debris from above, like those stones (?). Once done. you'll have a blank canvas to rewire, reinsulate to your hearts content.

That project would take a 2-3 man crew a day to demolish and hang new drywall and mouldings, then the next day to sand, prime and paint. Bits and pieces like the ceiling fan and the smoke detector and touching up the mouldings might be done at the same time, or perhaps the next.

Close off the doorway with a plastic tarp, to keep the dust down elsewhere, and wear masks and hardhats.

PS: sorry I should have posted this under the original thread of yours.

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