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sharper

10:17AM | 10/03/02
Member Since: 10/02/02
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I am remodeling a kitchen in a townhome with a cinderblock party wall that has sloppy masonry work. Previous efforts in another remodeling project to attach furring strips to the cinderblock was less than fully successful. A friend suggested I use resilent channel strips on the theory that their give would absorb some of the variation in the flatness of the cinderblock. I intend to cover the wall with 1/2 plywood since I will be attaching cupboards to the wall, so I also have to worry about the ability of the wall to support the cabinets. Does anyone have any other suggestions on how to tackle this problem?

GlennG

01:33PM | 10/03/02
The best way to solve the problem is to use wire lath and plaster over the block wall. When attaching the cabinets you can anchor directly to the block wall through the plaster using plastic shields and screws or with 1/4" sleeve anchors.

Glenn

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