I believe that the more solidly the drwall is attached to the ceiling the less chance of settling, etc. So glad to have found this!! Reinstall the trim pieces in the same order that you removed them. But do not really want to give up that easily. That would affect my decision as well. My concerns are the R value with just the brick, plaster, drywall combo. Interesting post Paula regarding the interior lath.
This will save you a lot of headache after you have started hanging your new pieces. Step 2 — Applying a Plaster Bonder Once the drywall is dry, you must apply a chemical plaster bonder that will help the plaster bond to the drywall. No sense destroying the wall just to say you got it off. I went back to a job that we did about 10 ft of patches on plaster walls. No cracking yet after several months. I have removed quite a bit of Wall Paper and this is what I do.
Small runs are cut through the original plaster at the bottoms of the walls in order to install new wiring, and then drywall panels are installed over the plaster. I highly recommend the furring strips for a couple of reasons: For one, you're not going to hit a joist every time when you're drywalling over plaster because it's hard to see where they are. Don't let everything fall on the floor first. Putting up furring strips is hard, tedious work -- but worth the effort! Some people like how it looks, some don't. After that you can install the sheetrock any way you choose. Thanks for printing this article.
Repeat at each end with the screws ½ inch from all edges. Grant I agree with the advice on roughing-in your electrical box before drywalling over the plaster. He used the wallpaper type substance which looks like a tin ceiling over the plaster. Complete the row of drywall. It was converted to a 2 family at some point but all of the walls are plaster and lathe.
Try it on a small section first Tried that sometime back. Jeff Weaver I have been wrestling with this idea myself, and like what my neighbor did to his old house. It was off by 4 inches! Locate the wall studs behind the plaster with a stud finder. I'd guess the missing plaster amounts to about 20 percent of the ceiling area. Drywall needs a sturdy substrate, so fasten loose plaster back to the wood lath strips behind it with plaster screws. You can also rent a drywall lift from a local home improvement or hardware store.
Today, you can have the beauty of plaster walls without the. The work took a long time and was very labor intensive. Once old plaster is stabilized, the walls are usually sound enough for new drywall. If a hole is in the ceiling, use it to locate a joist, and measure the distance from the wall to the center of the joist. The crack is not really that bad looking and nothing is falling out and loose. It certainly would not do any harm to find the joists and add a screw into the strapping to be sure it is secure. We just bought an old 1930's farmhouse.
The old tile where 12x12 so the furs are 1 ft spread if that makes any difference. It adds much un-needed weight to the house and ultimately the foundation, makes it difficult to run cat5e, coax, etc. Depending on the damage, it might be quicker and easier to cover it all up with a new layer of drywall than trying to repair small areas of damage. You did the right thing Keitj; opening the interior walls to insulate. You can wallpaper over it, or if you blend in the seams with drywall compound you can paint it. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. One thing to note though, is that you need to make accomodations for you ceiling lighting before you begin, and that includes installing an electical box for the ceiling fixture if you intend on having one.
There are also more comprehensive wall crack coverage systems available that use a woven fiberglass mat material on the walls, saturated and held in place with a two-part fiberglass liquid. Would this need to be removed to put new drywall up? After the electrical work was done Raco 235s for the wiring and 5S boxes for the data , we replaced the button board, preferably centered on the studs, then used Plaster Weld on the raw edges of the existing plaster. Is there an inconspicuous spot to see how it was installed. The mistake many tradesmen make is that they cut wood lath and plaster with a reciprocating saw. What's under the wallpaper if you decide to remove it? I also use plaster-weld glue, durabond setting compound at least for the first 2 coats - been known to finish with easy-sand setting, or even premixed on occasion. You don't have to do any fussy fitting; this drywall is there just to provide support for the finish layer of drywall.