Removing old plaster lath wall
My brick, colonial style house was built in either 1868. I want to take down a couple of interior walls. I will work with a contractor to see about load-bearing issues. I opened up a small section of one of the walls, about 3 inches in diameter, just to see what was under there. The outer layer is a textured wallboard, sort of like drywall. This was probably installed 50 years ago. Under that wallboard, about 1" underneath, is the original plaster wall. Under that plaster, is the wood laths, which are about " apart, and contain plaster between them. I noticed a lot of hair (horse-hair?) in with the plaster. Is anyone familiar with this type of wall? Is this what one would call horse-hair plaster? Any suggestions for my removing this wall?