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    • ahfh1
    • By ahfh1 16th Jan 10, 10:44 PM
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    What tool do I need to hack off plaster from the wall?
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    • 16th Jan 10, 10:44 PM
    What tool do I need to hack off plaster from the wall? 16th Jan 10 at 10:44 PM
    Hi,

    My internal walls need to be treated for damp. I've ripped off the wall paper from the walls, and now need to hack off the damaged plaster so I can expose the brick work underneath the plaster.

    What's the best tool to use to hack off the plaster (without damaging the bricks)?

    Thanks
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    • tomfun
    • By tomfun 16th Jan 10, 11:24 PM
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    • 16th Jan 10, 11:24 PM
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    • 16th Jan 10, 11:24 PM
    If the plaster is very loose , use a spade, if it is not use a 4" bolster .
  • thickbuilder
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    • 17th Jan 10, 6:51 AM
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    • 17th Jan 10, 6:51 AM
    watch for any burried cables pipes ect
    • roger196
    • By roger196 17th Jan 10, 9:51 AM
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    • 17th Jan 10, 9:51 AM
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    • 17th Jan 10, 9:51 AM
    Get a stud detector, the type which picks up live cables, pipes or studs. About £30 (sometimes less)from B&Q, Homebase or www.screwfix.com
    Electric cables should run either vertically or horizontally from a socket.
    • Coveredinbees!!!!
    • By Coveredinbees!!!! 17th Jan 10, 10:27 AM
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    • 17th Jan 10, 10:27 AM
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    • 17th Jan 10, 10:27 AM
    Big hammer, big chisel. It's a soul destroying job some bits will fall off easily other bits will take forever

    • Plasterer
    • By Plasterer 17th Jan 10, 10:32 AM
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    • #6
    • 17th Jan 10, 10:32 AM
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    • 17th Jan 10, 10:32 AM
    Get a stud detector, the type which picks up live cables, pipes or studs. About £30 (sometimes less)from B&Q, Homebase or www.screwfix.com
    Electric cables should run either vertically or horizontally from a socket.
    Originally posted by roger196
    Sound advice, its not nice when you get shocked or burst a water pipe.
    Tap the plaster with your knuckle and where it is "blown" hit it with a hammer and it will fall away. Any remaining solid stuff can be taken back with a bolster.
  • totalsolutions
    • #7
    • 17th Jan 10, 10:38 AM
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    • 17th Jan 10, 10:38 AM
    PPE. (Personal Protective Equipment) Safety goggles, safety shoes, work overalls, tough rubble bags, gloves.

    http://www.hse.gov.uk/PUBNS/indg174.pdf
  • ormus
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    • 17th Jan 10, 10:45 AM
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    • 17th Jan 10, 10:45 AM
    an SDS drill with the right chisel tool, will make easy work of any large areas or hard bits.

    a hammer and chisel/bolster is ok for small ish areas. unless you have arms like popeye.
    i dont.
    Get some gorm.
    • Plasterer
    • By Plasterer 17th Jan 10, 10:53 AM
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    • 17th Jan 10, 10:53 AM
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    • 17th Jan 10, 10:53 AM
    an SDS drill with the right chisel tool, will make easy work of any large areas or hard bits.

    a hammer and chisel/bolster is ok for small ish areas. unless you have arms like popeye.
    i dont.
    Originally posted by ormus
    I'm strong to the finish when I eats me spinnach!!!!
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