That's the problem around here, it's a dying art. There are only a couple of companys around that plaster at all, they also do stucco, but mostly what they do these days is EIFS. If it wasn't for EIFS they would have been out of business long ago.I just hope the old timers keep teaching the young guys so we don't run out of plasterers.
From what I've read here, that's not just true in plaster country. It seems lots of guys have the same trouble with drywall (although I don't know personally). I think drywall is easier to smash with the hammer to soften it up a bit. Plaster, you have to cut it first to smash it with the hammer or it will crack. Uses a lot more knife blades that's for sure. But I don't do production trim so I don't have to resort to this method very often.Yes us replacement window contractors in mass enjoy cutting tapered extension jambs thanks to the plasterers
Plasterers used to plumb, square and flush window and door openings for a quality job. I've seen quite a few non-quality old jobs. And Lord help you if you have to cut in for a new door or window, you're going to have however much the framing was out.From what I've read here, that's not just true in plaster country.
It's definitely worse with the old wood lath and plaster. Wall thicknesses are all over the place with that.
Ive been doing it for 8yrs so I don't know 5,000 .I work six days a week and average 60 sheets a day in new construction.So how many jobs have you actually done? If you have been doing a job a week for 30 years you may have a claim for 999 out of a 1000. :whistling
About the only place I have seen blue board around here is hospitals, and not even there lately.
Quincy aye do you know Brian B.I worked with him over the summer , good dude.Pretty much every single residential job I've worked on got blue boarded, whether it's a bathroom remodel or a 3000+ sq' house. The only time I see drywall is on commercial jobs and it's 5/8".