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#935995 - 03/26/18 10:53 PM Re: Replacing Bathroom Fan in Plaster Ceiling [Re: Joe_Guy]
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 52479
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
Expected re-entry is between 3/29 and 4/4. Given the window, I've lost faith and donned MY helmet now.

Just in case.

K is a wee bit upset... Thinks I look a tad foolish...

With the camera running 24/7, I'll have proof.

(Don't ask of what.)

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#936062 - 03/27/18 05:26 PM Re: Replacing Bathroom Fan in Plaster Ceiling [Re: CabinConnection]
Joe_Guy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 4644
Loc: Redwood City CA
The camera is a good idea. If some space debris falls on your head, that would create a good opportunity to get a lot of views on YouTube. You could monetize it to help with your doctor bills.

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#936064 - 03/27/18 06:05 PM Re: Replacing Bathroom Fan in Plaster Ceiling [Re: Joe_Guy]
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 52479
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
Originally Posted By Joe_Guy
The camera is a good idea. If some space debris falls on your head, that would create a good opportunity to get a lot of views on YouTube. You could monetize it to help with your doctor bills.

Part of The Plan. whistle

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#936086 - 03/27/18 09:43 PM Re: Replacing Bathroom Fan in Plaster Ceiling [Re: CabinConnection]
Joe_Guy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 4644
Loc: Redwood City CA
I forgot to mention that prior to considering doing this job myself, I got two estimates for the work. One company quoted $300.00 and the other quoted $1500.00! The 2nd guy said the price included the fan.

I don't know what made him think I'd pay that much.

Do I look like I'm stupid?

Here's my picture:


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#936088 - 03/27/18 09:59 PM Re: Replacing Bathroom Fan in Plaster Ceiling [Re: Joe_Guy]
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 52479
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
Quote:
...the other quoted $1500.00!

SERIOUS?

I'd love to see his quote!

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#936100 - 03/27/18 11:27 PM Re: Replacing Bathroom Fan in Plaster Ceiling [Re: CabinConnection]
Joe_Guy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 4644
Loc: Redwood City CA
He didn't put the quote in writing. I just told him I'd call him if I decide to do it. I wish he had written it now that you mention it.

As an aside, Amazon has the option of paying $232.00 for "Expert Installation" of the fan I bought. Amazon contacts a local electrician for you and they call you to schedule the job.

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#936103 - 03/28/18 12:20 AM Re: Replacing Bathroom Fan in Plaster Ceiling [Re: Joe_Guy]
RCovell Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 6597
Loc: Jayhawk Land
I would also recommend an oscillating tool for the cuts in plaster.

I've used my Fein multimaster with a carbide blade on a scored line to good effect. Sure helps if the surrounding plaster is in good shape. The Fein will easily cut through the lath, too.

Bob.

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#936105 - 03/28/18 12:58 AM Re: Replacing Bathroom Fan in Plaster Ceiling [Re: RCovell]
Joe_Guy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 4644
Loc: Redwood City CA
Thanks, Bob. That’s very encouraging. The surrounding plaster is in very good shape. It’s smooth with no cracks. I’m getting more confident that I’ll be able to make a relatively clean cut now that I know the right tool to use.

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#938912 - 05/16/18 06:58 PM Re: Replacing Bathroom Fan in Plaster Ceiling [Re: Joe_Guy]
jwh Offline

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Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 334
I always score the plaster with a utility knife to the dimension needed and gently knock out plaster with a hammer, then hold the lath with my hand or appropriate tool to minimize vibration while cutting.

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