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Old 02-04-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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Ok not bank vault per say, this the term I use when I remodel old home with mud and metal lathe on the walls and floors, anybody else tear out and remodel these monsters? lots of demoing though
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:50 PM   #2
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Just finishing a kitchen remodel with metal lathe ceilings... not sure why.. Normally in this neighborhood/age, wood lathe is typical, with metal lathe inside corners.

This one had metal lathe for the entire ceiling.

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Old 02-04-2008, 09:00 PM   #3
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Angle grinder does ok. Use a shop vac with it though
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we have two ridgid jobsite air filtration units and use plastic with zippers and trask telescoping poles we keep one unit inside the room and changethe filter often.
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Asbestos was also use as a binder in those time frames and beyond in both directions. Check it out or you might be included in one of those class action suits by Dewey, Cheatem & Howe.
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Ok not bank vault per say, this the term I use when I remodel old home with mud and metal lathe on the walls and floors, anybody else tear out and remodel these monsters? lots of demoing though
Holy crap. We just ripped out a bathroom in December that was THE hardest demo I ever did. Sledgehammers, jack hammers, crowbars, flatbars..you name it. The handles on my garbage cans even snapped off. It was a rough one for sure.

The worst is the wire mesh in the corners. No good way to get it off.
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I just finished off a laundry room which was an addition on a 100 year old Brooklyn Brownstone. The roof was only held together by the 9 layers of rolled roofing, but the walls were 2" thick mortar over wire lath... A bomb could have exploded next to these walls and they'd still be standing.
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Holy crap. We just ripped out a bathroom in December that was THE hardest demo I ever did. Sledgehammers, jack hammers, crowbars, flatbars..you name it. The handles on my garbage cans even snapped off. It was a rough one for sure.

The worst is the wire mesh in the corners. No good way to get it off.

Oh yeah. Bathroom subway tile on cement on wire lath. What fun. I remember a 2 foot square piece weighs like 150 pounds.
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yup the subway 5 feet on the walls means holy crap get the grenades!
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Just build new stud walls in front of existing and make the room 7" smaller




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Old 02-05-2008, 04:56 PM   #11
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most time i try to at least flat frame exterior walls but when you bath measures 90 by 67 wall to wall it is fun trying to keep code and keep your sanity

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