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Old 04-23-2006, 12:11 PM   #1
 
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We are looking at a plaster removal and installation of insulation and drywall ready to paint in a rather large house. 2 story, 5 bedrooms, 2 bath, kitchen, dining room, living room, etc. 10 ft ceilings. The job will be plaster removal and haul it away, someone will then come in and wire it, then we will come back and put in insulation, and drywall including the ceilings. My question is how would you price a job like this. Square foot, by the hour, or job? Should we price the plaster removal separately from drywall install. They are taking bids but are having a hard time finding any to remove plaster. They all want to start out with a clean slate. How should we price the plaster removal only part if they get someone else to install the drywall? Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:36 PM   #2
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(150 SF per CY and 8 lbs. per SF) [email protected] SF -- 0.35 -- 0.35


Thats what it says in the NCE but I'd up the cost some cause it's a messy job.

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$3.30/sy.
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:59 PM   #4
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Hve you considered the lathe behind the plaster and those sweet little nails that have to be pulled? In another thread, the topic was the things you hated the most...I forgot demolition of plaster walls and ceilings...they suck bad, you can't breath, and if you don't use a GOOD filtering mask, you will hack up the nastiest crap you can imagine being in your lungs. I would price the removal at least as high as the insulation and rocking of the clean walls. In my area it would be a minimum of $4 a sq/ft.
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What is the weight of plaster that has been removed by the sq foot? I need to estimate the weight for dumster rental. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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What is the weight of plaster that has been removed by the sq foot? I need to estimate the weight for dumster rental. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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I think Bob answered your question right there.
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Well I have done this job a few thousand times, and I can tell you this for a ceiling of 12'x 15' the weight is going to be around 800 to 1000 lbs. When you do this, take all plaster off wood lath first clear it out then go after the wood lath. If the lath is rock lath just get a sledge Hammer and have at it. Also another thing to think about is Asbestos it can be in the plaster or on top of it were the electrical was run. not to forget the old cotton insulation with asbestos in it. We use a dust collector I made up it moves 1500 cu ft per minute so dust is moved out of a room fast.
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i demo'd the plaster walls and ceiling from a small kitchen (8x10) the total weight at the dump was over a ton, just from that one room. never want to do it again.

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