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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: Doug McGarrett <dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 19:43:31 -0400
  • Message-id: <0IYN00GN0WKH1F00@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 07:11 PM 5/2/2006 +0100, Kevanf1 wrote:
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>On 02/05/06, Lew Wolfgang <wolfgang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>>
>> Well, it's also a cheaper way of doing things. Plastering in all but
>> custom homes probably went away in the 1970's in the US (correct me
>> if I'm wrong!). Would you spend perhaps $20,000 or more for true
>> plastered walls in your house?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Lew Wolfgang
>>
>>
>
>Yes, it's quite normal here in the UK. I'm surprised that it has been
>phased out in the US.>

I think what the writer was referring to was not spackling between the
joints of the plasterboard. No, real plaster on thin wooden boards
(lath) probably has not been done in the US since the 40's.
What plasterboard requires is spackle and tape at the joints.
I can't imagine not doing that.

--dm


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