DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Walls and Ceilings > Plaster and backer board ceiling




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-10-2013, 07:36 AM  
mariawise
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2
Default Plaster and backer board ceiling

So, I have a 1929 home and I'm ready to work on the ceilings that haven't been updated. Typical texturing, patches and cracks. It looks pretty bad. I watched some videos online about spraying with water and then scraping/peeling off. Well, I tried a section where there was already considerable cracking and sagging of ceiling material but it didn't seem to be the same material as in the videos at all. I seem to have plaster celings over concret backer board. Does this sound right? Why would the ceilings have such heavy material up there! IF it is what I described, what do I remove? Just the plaster? What do I put back over it and how?


mariawise is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 08:14 AM  
nealtw
Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 13,829
Liked 1400 Times on 1234 Posts
Likes Given: 2416

Default

Drywall was new in the 1940s what you have the old lath and plaster, it is a whole different product
https://www.google.ca/#hl=en&sugexp=...w=1016&bih=523


nealtw is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 07:37 PM  
drewdin
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 427
Liked 37 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 107

Default

My house is from 1927, i have the same stuff. I removed it where it was really bad and where is was ok i covered it with 3/8" blueboard.
drewdin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 01:45 PM  
mariawise
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2
Default

How'd you attach the blueboard?
mariawise is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 05:38 PM  
nealtw
Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 13,829
Liked 1400 Times on 1234 Posts
Likes Given: 2416

Default

You can buy drywall screws as long as 3". You want to make sure the old plaster is still stable, you don't want loose plaster sitting on drywall, It can't take the weight.
nealtw is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 07:45 AM  
drewdin
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 427
Liked 37 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 107

Default

since i was removing it where it was bad, i found the first stud. Then I just measured 16" apart to find each other stud and sunk in some 2.5" drywall screws to hold in the blue-board.

My inspector required that since I was covering horsehair with 3/8" that I had to double up the amount of screws, instead of 4 screws on each stud I had to use 8.


drewdin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
is backer board always necessary to put ceramic tile over cork? ship_wreck Flooring 1 04-06-2012 07:41 PM
Waterproofing backer board? rohde_d General Home Improvement Discussion 2 09-18-2008 12:53 PM
backer board not same thickness as drywall derekm Flooring 8 07-20-2008 12:15 PM
Backer board adhesion? TaskBoy Flooring 2 06-19-2008 12:19 AM
Installing backer board in my tub alcove crapbathroom Flooring 2 03-29-2007 10:44 PM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS