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Forum: Drywall 04-04-2012, 10:17 AM
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Posted By oldhouses
Thanks to all, for all the great advise..... ...

Thanks to all, for all the great advise..... :thumbup:
Forum: Drywall 03-29-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By oldhouses
Hello all again, I really do appreciate all...

Hello all again,

I really do appreciate all the your input.... After speaking with the HO again, he is requesting that the ceiling be dropped. He would prefer lower ceilings to help with his...
Forum: Drywall 03-28-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By oldhouses
Going right over the old plaster ceiling with 1/2...

Going right over the old plaster ceiling with 1/2 inch rock would be ideal for me, but it's the weight issue on the full size 2x4 framing in a 9x16 room and 15x15 room next to it I was thinking about.
Forum: Drywall 03-28-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By oldhouses
[Well lookin at it this way you posted this two...

[Well lookin at it this way you posted this two days ago I would have had the room preped out and repairs done I would be lookin at painting the room out starting tomorrow. your still figurin out how...
Forum: Drywall 03-27-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By oldhouses
I don't understand what strapping hdavis is...

I don't understand what strapping hdavis is referring to?
Forum: Drywall 03-27-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 42,723
Posted By oldhouses
no crown molding.. So, i could install plaster...

no crown molding.. So, i could install plaster washers and skim, but I still like the idea of sheetrock over the plaster and not playing with the possible lead and asbestos issues of removing and...
Forum: Drywall 03-27-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 42,723
Posted By oldhouses
As hdavis spoke about, I'm trying to avoid the...

As hdavis spoke about, I'm trying to avoid the possible lead/asbestos issue and still be safe.... This is why I was asking about the original true 2x4 construction.... My spans are 9ft in one room...
Forum: Drywall 03-26-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 42,723
Posted By oldhouses
Drywall Over Plaster Lath

Hello,

I'm working on a 100 old house with a flat roof. Top floor ceilings are plaster lath construction, with true 2x4 framing and loose fill above. I would like to add 1x3 furring strips to...
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