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04:01AM | 06/18/19
Hi All, I bought the house I've been renting a year ago as a first time home buyer, and started remodeling it. My question is, as I've done work I've removed some of the plaster / (drilled drywall backed) walls to move water, electrical, or add insulation. I'm doing my second bath, my neighbor suggested not to remove the plaster and that it weakens the structure.

Is that true..? I could patch, but they are drywall backed so are twice as thick so I have to a lot of extra work to blend it. I'm only removing single plaster walls where I need work access.

I can see removing all the plaster/walls, I've only removed one wall in the pantry to add laundry service and insulation, with drywall over it, but will probably need to remove all the plaster in the second bath for plumbing, install pocket doors, and add insulation to the exterior facing walls.

So far all the walls were not load bearing, so am I weakening the structure, or at what point is it weakening the structure..?

thx for your time/input

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