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Old 09-17-2013, 08:51 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by danpik View Post
I think about all the guys who used to do this stuff when ever I do a demo on a house and wonder what they would think of the new stuff we have today.
i am removing P&L from my old house. while removing, i wonder what those guys would say, of me removing their hard work.

were they thinking like me = 50 years from now, someone is going to be demoing this and saying WTH was he thinking
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:48 PM   #17
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I often think that when I'm doing some reno job.

Ya know some guy like me 50 years ago made his living, fed his kids and paid his mortgage building this and now I'm doing the exact same thing tearing it out and doing it over. 50 Years from now somebody else is going to earn his living doing the same to my work. I can only hope that mine lasts 50 years like his did. Nothing is forever.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:20 AM   #18
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I havn't seen anything quite like that before, but I recently re-roofed a 1931 home with the original version of drywall--it looks like normal drywall, but is only 6mm thick (it was originally intended as a exterior stucco substrate, for which it proved unsuitable. But it proved ideal as a interior lining, but lacked impact resistance even when new, let alone after its had 83 years to become even more brittle!--as we very quickly found during the job--so in the early 1930s it began to be made 10mm thick like the drywall in my 1935 home and what's used now. Some more info here: and here: and here:
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