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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
    Bump......

  • 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...

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