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Posted in thread: Plaster, what is it? on 04-30-2011 at 10:29 PM
PS.This house was leveled following a wildfire recently. The house had a metal roof and was
made of adobe. I kept the grass 2" long for 50' around the house, all winter but we had a fire
with winds of...
Posted in thread: Plaster, what is it? on 01-18-2010 at 08:02 PM
ACTUALLY.......The "expanded metal throughout" method was a ligitimate method in some parts of
this continent many years ago. It wasn't a shortcut and it wasn't the wrong thing to do.:DYou
know that s...
Posted in thread: Plaster, what is it? on 01-13-2010 at 07:05 PM
wow, thanks for the detail. Ps the entire ceiling is mesh - I can see it from the attic. The
few places in the walls I have checked are chicken wire!
Posted in thread: Plaster, what is it? on 01-11-2010 at 08:58 PM
Is it made of concrete or what?
Posted in thread: Plaster, what is it? on 01-11-2010 at 07:57 PM
I have to repair some interior plaster walls - its about 1-2" thick and pressed into a wire
mesh. What should I buy? The defects range from 6-12" diameter.
Posted in thread: Dealing with toxins on 01-11-2010 at 07:55 PM
I should have explained, I am renovating this ancient house. It has a popcorn ceiling and paint
layers could be 60+ years old.
Posted in thread: Dealing with toxins on 01-08-2010 at 05:01 PM
Surely its not a verboten topic?
Posted in thread: Dealing with toxins on 01-05-2010 at 09:38 PM
Posted in thread: Attaching drywall to plastered ceiling on 01-05-2010 at 09:37 PM
I guess I will try to smooth it other ways first or change the lighting. I wonder if I can put
the drywall right overtop the popcorn, or will it depress too much where the screws are?Who
tests for asb...
Posted in thread: Attaching drywall to plastered ceiling on 01-04-2010 at 12:59 AM
The plaster is on a steel mesh, no lathe. The mesh is attached to the joists, probably with
some sort of u-nail. It is about 1" thick.In some areas you can see where repairs were
done,...or a wall had...