We just bought a single-story house that was originally the upper-level of a two story house. Original build date is listed at 1946.
The story told to us (and confirmed by all the neighbors) was that the home was originally in a different location. The first story burned, and the owner at the time (back in the late 1960's) cut the second story off the first, and moved the house to a new location onto a foundation, where the house has currently sat for the last 40+ years.
We just tried to have cable installed with lines running under the house. The guys tried to snake the line and crawled under the house only to find they could not pull the lines through because there is a drywall/plaster ceiling nailed to at least 1/2 of the underside of our floor joists! We now realize the people who originally moved the house must have never actually removed the drywall/plaster ceilings from the first story.
How on earth do I have this removed? If our cable guys had a problem snaking the lines, I'm sure our plumber will have problems with this scenario too, as well as anyone else trying to do anything to the underside of the house.
Any advice on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.