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    Ceiling repair suggestions. Plaster on metal mesh

    The location of plumbing and this metal mesh crap has me thinking drywall patches might be a pain.
    Any thoughts? I plan to reinstall light fixture in same location.
    First hole is about 6" x 9" Second is about twice that.
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    #2
    Father in law says cut the whole thing out . Put a new piece less joint cement. And tape use fiberglass tape.

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      #3
      Originally posted by mickeyblueyes View Post
      Father in law says cut the whole thing out . Put a new piece less joint cement. And tape use fiberglass tape.
      I thought about that. Cut back to the nearest framing members, sister the wood and add drywall. The only problem is the existing material is a bloody mess to demo. I'd have to use my sawzall. Plus the plumbing is real close.
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        #4
        Blow out patch with some 36 mesh.

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          #5
          Use a 4 inch cutting wheel spray water lightly a small grinder

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            #6
            Snap line alone joist, cut with wheel keep damp put down two drop cloths one painters and one plastic . It’s also got to be fired out or double layer the rock to meet the plaster.

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              #7
              What town you in ?

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                #8
                Plaster of Paris.. put mesh or lath wood strips in ceiling ( cut them larger then hole and put up there and screw thru existing ceiling to hold them in place) close to existing finished ceiling then mix plaster ..keep working it with trowel so it drys flat dont sag ..in a few minutes it will be totally hard..1st coat just gets you close..2nd mix work it to flat and match ceiling another few minutes..should take you 20 minutes to do both.. that will patch holes ..then you could remove screws or plater over them if you sink them in enough..then the next simple project is match texture.. if you start ripping cutting that existing mesh youll do more damage and make more work and a mess..
                Last edited by Ransom; 11-17-2019, 03:16 PM.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by spider View Post
                  Blow out patch with some 36 mesh.
                  My hang up is finding a place to attach the mesh, especially on the smaller hole. Lots of bend metal mesh in the way.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by mickeyblueyes View Post
                    What town you in ?
                    Port Washington
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                      #11
                      Found this video to kind of help you ..dont need that prep stuff just use a sponge and wet the wood you put in or mesh .. you dont have to sand if you keep working the trowel keeping plaster flat as it drys quick..first coat fills gets you close 2nd coat match ceiling ..work edges where new material meets existing ceiling..good luck
                      https://youtu.be/pR3RZMx-3mk

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post

                        My hang up is finding a place to attach the mesh, especially on the smaller hole. Lots of bend metal mesh in the way.
                        Neg. The mesh is fiberglass. You bed it with hot mud.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by spider View Post

                          Neg. The mesh is fiberglass. You bed it with hot mud.
                          The ceiling has a heavy sand texture. Gonna get kinda prominent.
                          Last edited by Barnslayer; 11-17-2019, 03:42 PM.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post

                            The ceiling has a heavy sand texture.
                            That's OK.

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                              #15
                              Heres another one lol..your holes are easy look at what this guys repairing..
                              https://youtu.be/GVj1uYAfMuQ

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