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Old 10-12-2008, 09:39 PM  
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Safety Glasses, a hammer and a pry bar.
Break the plaster dead center between the studs and pry the strips off or pull the nails. Be careful to not punch through and break the plaster on the other side of the wall.
A scoop shovel and a stiff broom will help with the clean-up.


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Old 10-13-2008, 04:36 PM  
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I'm tearing down one wall right now. Oddly there's one area that doesn't seem to have lath and plaster it's just like a gap and then the lath and plaster starts again. Maybe this wouldn't seem odd to someone who knows more about this. I'll try to post pics tonight to show my progress.



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There could be a lot of reasons for that, Maybe someone removed a door, maybe InspectorD was there cutting out human forms lol... Either way, it sounds like a patch or something was covered.
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Things are always changing in homes, keep going, you should be fine.
You can add a few pieces of wood later to catch the new sheetrock where it is missing.

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I just got through with that wall. Wow. So much work. And that's just one wall. Is it ok for the outlets that were in the wall to just be hanging? Also, will I be able to change where these outlets come out of the wall? I would like an outlet in my room to be higher. Sorry I can't post pics. I'm too exhausted.

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Old 10-14-2008, 12:14 AM  
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Your outlets should be ok as long as you don't break the insulation. Treat them gently and when you set them in their final positions, fasten the wire so it doesn't get a screw through it.
This is your best opportunity to do any electrical upgrades you want. Grounded circuits, new switches, wall sconce lighting, whatever... Now is the time

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Someone suggested i get the wiring done. I just want this room done. NOTHING ELSE. I dont want a electician to be pushy and try to do my entire house. I don't have the money for that. Also, I left a couple lath up still because I'm trying to decide the best way to remove them. They are right at the point where the wall meets the ceiling and the ceiling doesn't need to be redone so I don't want to damage it. I guess I will just carefully wiggle them out. It's just hard because I didn't know where the wall stops and the ceiling starts Also you mentioned insulation. If you're talking about about wall insulation these walls had none so I'm definitely installing some. If you're talking about something else, sorry.


edit....This wall has my bedroom door on it. Now my door doesn't close completely. I was doing a lot of banging around the door. Maybe I moved the frame or something.......... :/

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The wiring has insulated conductors, the jacket that the wire is in. Make sure it doesn't get damaged

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oh ok...the jacket that looks almost like a metal pipe

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I'm averaging a little more than a wall a day so i should be done with the demolition by Thursday.



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