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Old 11-01-2009, 10:10 AM   #1
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new ceiling in old plaster house


We have a 1920's bungalow with lath and plaster ceiliings. The ceiling was cracked and i have removed the plaster; the lath remains to hold up the blow-in attic insulation. Installing sheetrock directly over the lath seems problematic since there is a small residual amount of plaster that creates a slightly uneven surface. Any ideas on what we should do to create a nice flat surface for the sheetrock? Thanks!
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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Sight unseen, the only suggestion I have would be to screw full 1 X 3 through the lathe and into the joist, shim as needed to get the entire ceiling flat. Then screw the drywall into the 1 X 3.

Someone else may offer another idea.
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:34 PM   #3
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Shamus, thanks for the idea. we had considered Hat Track but it looked more expensive and more involved than just running 1x3.
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