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Old 11-08-2017, 02:19 PM   #1
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Sheetrock Removal From Foam??


Anyone got any suggestions?? I have been working on this little bit for a while now, 🤔 pick and chisel and shovel it up,

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I do have my Drywaller coming to look and see if he texture over this, looks like it had been plastered over, and it's kinda amateurish looking, but I believe it was designed that way

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Old 11-08-2017, 06:13 PM   #2
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treat it like wallpaper & wet down
as for poor texture job, sand & refinish

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treat it like wallpaper & wet down
as for poor texture job, sand & refinish

Seriously!!! That would take a lot of water...

I did have the Drywaller stop by, and he pointed cracks that I had not noticed, the plaster got hair line cracks that we fear would show through once painted, there's tiny bubbles that I had not noticed, and we did notice it looks like we maybe getting some condensation through the ceiling...

So the Sheetrock coming off weather I like it or not, the ceiling and exterior walls are easy, it's where they foamed from the back side that's hard.... don't ever underestimate the strength of foam,
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If you could make a few vertical channels and remove the screws some how, maybe a guitar string or wire behind with dowels on the ends for handles and sort of wire saw it off.
That's a dilly of a pickle though.
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Why not use a demo hammer, damage some foam, then fix the foam?

I'm approaching it from a "time is money" view though. I know foam ain't cheap, but damn it sure looks like your doing it the slowest way possible.

Another idea: the bent sawzall blade trick.
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I would run an electric carving knife behind it, 6" at a time, remove as you go down the wall.

Or find a serrated sword.
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I'm not a big fan of adding a 2nd layer of sheetrock. However in your situation it seems like a reasonable option. If the wall is half stripped pads the studs and overlay the rest.
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Why not use a demo hammer, damage some foam, then fix the foam?

I'm approaching it from a "time is money" view though. I know foam ain't cheap, but damn it sure looks like your doing it the slowest way possible.

Another idea: the bent sawzall blade trick.

Demo hammer does work, but I didn't have the right chisel, wished I had a floor scraper, or a curved tile chisel, nobody in town had one, we don't have a lot of options as far as just go to the next lumberyard,

That said, my preferred weapon was a small pick, or a small straight blade adze, then in the tight spots clean up with demo hammer

Yes there will be foam repair, if it was easier to take all the foam out with the drywall, I would have done that, using the sawzall was a tedious joke!!

I just got a little section to finish yet, 👍🏻 it's not so bad once you just put your head down and do it.

I'll take some pics when I finish it on Monday,
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Did you try dynamite?

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Just sheet over it. Did you do asbestos testing?

I only ask cause that texture looks 70s
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Did you try dynamite?

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That oughta do the trick just fine and dandy!! 😃
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Just sheet over it. Did you do asbestos testing?

I only ask cause that texture looks 70s

This was built in early 2000's, it was plastered with color mixed in it to look like 70's, unfortunately it was a chitty job, with the changes we are making some areas need to be accessed.... hence the removal,
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I would use an oscillating saw and biggest blade you can get. 3" inchs at a time.... talk about tedious.
or... go to town and call spray foam company...
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Alright!! I finally finished this thing up!!! About a week ago...

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I have to ask my foam guy, but this kinda looks like it may have been sprayed a bit to thick??

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It had a lot of that, most places had 4 or 5" I think may have been sprayed in one pass

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Pick and long handled chisel were favorite

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