I belong to a little brick bungalow in the midwest, built in '54, old-style plaster on steel mesh lath.
Recently found that kitchen and both drain pipes were sealed behind wall. Had to bust thru kitchen wall (tile and plaster) to replace drain pipe.
I found that the "plaster" was more the consistency and hardness of concrete than any plaster I seen before ...
The bath drain is overdue to roll over and die. The drain is in a partition wall opposite a bedroom closet. To gain access, I'd likely need to cut a large section of the closet wall out.
It's actually strange I've never bought a sawzall, but I've always got along with a little scroll-jig saw. Have built partition walls but never needed to rip thru old walls, chop thru roof, etc.
Anybody familiar with cutting the old style plaster?
Q1: Can I do it with a sawzall? If so what blade? Recall this "plaster" looks more like flogging concrete.
Q2: If Q1 = yes, would an 8 amp sawzall likely be adequate?
Q3: If Q1 = no, what should I use? Used a hammer/cold-chisel on the kitchen and it was a SEVERE PITA!
Any/all info/advice much appreciated.
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