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Old 08-11-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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Ok so I decided to re-do my bathroom in my 50s block home in Florida. As I removed th tile from the wall( which was harder than I anticipated) I noticed the wall tile was placed over that appears to be cement over chicken wire. And is it pretty thick I would say an inch or so. It does not appear to have anything behind it other than the wire mesh. What would be the best course of action in this situation? Do I need to remove completely or just retile like it was before? Hope pictures help describe.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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i removed a lot of the mud walls like that when i lived in fla. we always pulled everything off back to the studs when we redid the bathrooms.

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That stuff is EVIL! It was in a 1949 house we owned where we gutted the kitchen to the studs. A real pain to remove, and it crumbles to dust very easily.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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It's all got to go.
I use a brick chisle or my impact chisle to break the inside corners then use a 4-1/2" grinder with a diamond or at least a metal cutting blade to cut the mesh.
Then the fun begins with a flat bar and hammer.
Wear gloves and goggles.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #5
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Good ole metal lathe & plaster.
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