Got up the steps to patch some lifted wallpaper on a ceiling and found that
it had lifted due the ceiling having dropped a bit. I am suspecting that
someone had put weight on the L & P at some time - or the nibs of plaster
have just failed over time.
I am wondering if there is a fix - such as generous squirts of No More Nails
from above and then propping the sagged ceiling back up to the laths - or do
I have to accept it is a lost cause and rip it all down (ugh the though of
the mess in the new bathroom!!) The insulation is that blown in recycled
newspaper stuff which would all need moving.
Definitely the cleanest option, probably the preferred option if the
room has just been finished.
I'd always prefer to take the old ceiling down where possible but it
sounds as if it could be a non-starter here.
=============================== Prop the sagging bit from below. Clean the affected area thoroughly (top)
with a vacuum cleaner. Make a sloppy mix of plasterboard bonding
plaster (or 'One coat' plaster) and spread in a layer about 1" thick
working it into the broken nibs. Make sure you wet well the area before
applying the wet mix. This usually works quite well for small areas.
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==============================The other posters mean plasterboarding the *whole* ceiling. This is a
standard treatment for a sick lath and plaster ceiling and is a very
satisfactory solution. It won't be stressed by the old ceiling.
You may have to do this if my suggested repair method doesn't cure your
problem. If this becomes necessary you'll be grateful that you don't have
to remove the old stuff which is about as messy a job as you can get.
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As a temporary fix some years ago, I jacked a sheet of 3/4" plywood
against my kitchen lath & plaster ceiling, and poured liquid plaster
onto it from the raised floorboards above. When set I took down the
acro props and it was as solid as a rock. A year later when the
ceiling was taken down as part of a re-furb, it was the hardest part
to come down !
On Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:32:33 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You mean that there is a way, i.e. not all messages posted via google
groups are automatically double spaced, then quadruple on the copy
etc.? Do tell how (there are some posters on other groups that I
follow who could do with some advice on the subject!).
On Thursday, October 2, 2014 9:00:52 AM UTC+1, Chris Hogg wrote:
Press reply, ctrl x the content into a text editor (notepad barely qualifies, if you're on windows try win32pad), select a blank line and control H alt a to lose the blank lines. Future times there's no need to select the line.
On Thursday, 2 October 2014 09:00:52 UTC+1, Chris Hogg wrote:
The double spaced lines are presented to a responder. They then have to
go through and delete every unwanted line, and fold lines to to reasonable
It's not difficult, but it is extremely tedious (which is why I usually
snip quite aggressively!)
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