Best way remove plaster/wood/metal lathe
We’re working in a house from 1770 and are renovating three bath’s . Not really what I do but it was one of the ones you can’t get away from.
Attached to the solid oak 3×4 hewn studs is wire mesh, wood lathe and then something that is harder than plaster and more like concrete.
Hammering the ‘crete off works , but creates a unbelievable amount of debris, and then you still have to remove the wood and metal.
That’s fine for a total demo but what if you need to make a hole for a high-hat or something. Hammering a hole just makes a bigger hole and cracks and unstable surrounding areas.
I was using a grinder with a diamond bit yesterday. It worked fairly well but bogged out on occasion.
Any ideas or thoughts ??
Edited 7/20/2006 5:47 am ET by jackstraw