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10:10AM | 09/03/01
Member Since: 09/02/01
4 lifetime posts
I'm going to remove the plaster and lath from the ceiling and walls on my 900 sq ft second story farm home.
What is the fastest and easiest way to to this.
Also, is there any special tools that work better then another?
Be waiting to hear.
Thanks for any help



07:15PM | 09/03/01
Member Since: 09/02/01
5 lifetime posts
Funny you should ask...I just got cleaned up from an afternoon of wall removal, both drywall (green wall), and lath 'n plaster. I found that at sawzall and pry bar worked great on the drywall, but not so well on the lath and plaster. I took a 2 lb., small sledge and broke the plaster off the wall (the spring of the lath helps break it off), then used my pry bar to remove one end of the lath from the stud, then they can just be pulled off the other studs. Some will break, but the pry bar worked best for me.

If you are only removing sections of walls rather than whole walls, you might need a different technique...


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