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What tool do I need to hack off plaster from the wall?
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Old 16-01-2010, 10:44 PM
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Default What tool do I need to hack off plaster from the wall?

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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Old 16-01-2010, 11:24 PM
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If the plaster is very loose , use a spade, if it is not use a 4" bolster .
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Old 17-01-2010, 6:51 AM
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watch for any burried cables pipes ect
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Old 17-01-2010, 9:51 AM
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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.
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Old 17-01-2010, 10:27 AM
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Big hammer, big chisel. It's a soul destroying job some bits will fall off easily other bits will take forever

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Old 17-01-2010, 10:32 AM
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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.
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.
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Old 17-01-2010, 10:38 AM
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PPE. (Personal Protective Equipment) Safety goggles, safety shoes, work overalls, tough rubble bags, gloves.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/PUBNS/indg174.pdf
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Old 17-01-2010, 10:45 AM
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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.
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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.
I'm strong to the finish when I eats me spinnach!!!!
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