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the door is closed, and we keep
it closed snugly with a simple
screen door spring. Of course,
we have a name for this too: We
call it a “blast gate.”
Protecting the Floor. The crumbling plaster is hard on a floor. A
drop cloth really doesn’t cut it.
However, a drop cloth with a couple layers of cardboard beneath
“I love this work table! I thought it was pretty
expensive to start with and had to remind
myself that buying QUALITY always pays off,
but as soon as I pulled it out of the box, I
knew I’d done the right thing. It’s compact,
sets up fast and is surprisingly sturdy. It’s
taller than other folding tables and has plenty
of room for what I’m working on. I couldn’t
be happier. “ — Jason Baker
Even Sturdy enough for a vise!
• Sturdy design
• Rugged steel
24” x 38”
durable 3/4” plywood
& MDO tabletop
2” work height
• Fast “Five-Second”
• Folds for easy
• Tough powder
Insulation, wire and pipe are
cheapest when the walls are
open. In this case we insulated
the open stud bays to retain heat
and to deaden sound transfer
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it will really help. And—although I
haven’t personally tried this product, I will for the next plaster
job—recycled billboard tarps
reportedly work well. No kidding.
They’re thick, tough and big
enough for most any room.
Folded in half, they look as
though they’ll act as a nice cushion for the falling debris. Electrical. Bear in mind, the
electrical in the wall is live.
Shutting off breakers to the room
or otherwise having an electrician
delete the power supply is the
safest, most efficient way to roll.
It should go without saying that
this type of project requires a
building permit, which we recommend getting.
Demolition is far from the only
interaction old-house owners will
encounter with plaster. Old houses are famous for settling and
leaving door jambs frustratingly
out of square, requiring new