Well I've pulled enough hair out of my head, and wasted enough money but it came down to ripping the walls down in some of the rooms in my home. First, its the hallway / bathroom walls. they were cracking! i need some help thou, the old walls were made from concrete/plaster which is HEAVY to get rid of. before after should i remove those small pieces of wood and leave the 2x4's? also, there is 1 2x4 there that is bulking and it sticks out a bit and pushs the wall out. i want to remove this and replce it. will this be bad if i remove it, will the ceiling come down!? lol. if so, do i place one and then remove the old one? i need so much help =( i wish someone lived in nyc.