What is my wall made of?

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  1. May 20, 2019 #1

    Bowser12

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    B79B8457-E774-45A0-BC98-7AF0DFAE7AB6.jpeg 17675C6B-D53D-43D5-ABCF-685CDEB4DFBF.jpeg 923E955B-290D-4ED6-9D71-10F129D56B15.jpeg 923E955B-290D-4ED6-9D71-10F129D56B15.jpeg it appears to be plaster over drywall?
    There’s about a 1.5 inch gap between the “drywall” and my exterior block wall.

    House was built in the 50’s.

    I need to know if it can be repaired and if so, how? Or if I should just strip it to the studs and hand new drywall.

    Any input helps.
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    Looks like two coat full plaster over plasterboard. It was kind of a drywall product intended to be plastered over. The gap is where it was attached to furring strips to get it out away from the block wall. The first thick layer is the scratch coat and then one or two more layers were put on of hard finish plasters.


    To decide what to do to fix it photos from back a ways would be needed showing the problems. I would always try and repair original plaster walls before taking them down and doing drywall. But if you need major work done like new wiring or such it might be the cost effective way to go.


    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Thanks for the welcome, and your insight!
    My wife and I have already replaced the drywall in our complete kitchen renovation. This exterior wall is the last one to do before the flooring.

    There is currently one outlet on this wall and I don’t plan on adding any more.

    The yellow/brown on the wall was the previous owners attempt at hanging some of that sticky tile backsplash.

    Here are some other pictures.
     

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    Thank you!
    Here are some more pics, my wife and I are in the middle of a complete kitchen renovation. This wall is next before we tackle the floor.
    The brown/yellow on the walls is the previous owner’s attempt to hang a sticky tile backsplash.
     

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    Idk why these didn’t load.
     

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    If you have gone that far you might as well do the last wall and finish all the drywall at once. Are you putting any foam insulation in behind the drywall?
     
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    I wasn’t planning on it since it wasn’t there to begin with.
    That leads me to believe it’s not insulated in other areas of the home.
     

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