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tc768

08:54AM | 10/03/02
Member Since: 04/08/01
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I own an old home with plaster walls. Whenever I drill or hammer a nail into these walls I hear a crumbling sound like something is breaking and falling. I was able to see this material behind the plaster and it appears to be hard like stone. what is this material ?? And what drill bit or nail should I use to avoid this situation ???

doug seibert

09:23PM | 10/03/02
Member Since: 08/10/02
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That's the plaster applied to the wooden lath that holds the plaster on the wall......Refered to as KEYS......they lock the plaster to the lath..........use a small drill bit to drill a pilot hole before nailing to minimize the damage to the wall.

doug

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