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The process by which the interior walls of a structure are removed.
- Wrecking bar
- 3M Half-face respirator with p100 filters
- Tyvek suit (optional)
- Safety goggles (optional)
Before you begin
*Get your suggested tools. *Plan where you will put the debris. *Use dropcloths to protect the floor coverings. *Cut off the power to any electrical in the wall.
When you are ready
Remove the doors Remove the trim Remove the drywall by knocking holes in it and pulling it off Knock the studs out one at the time and then remove your top and bottom plate Remove any electrical by tracing it back to where it originates from and safely leave it in an electrical box.
you can reduce the mess by cutting along the center of the wall studs with a sharp knife. You only need to cut through the paper. All the way through will reduce the mess even further.
== == Before ==
Ask yourself questions like. What is this paneling applied to? Does it have sheetrock or something behind it was it attached directly to the studs? Also, are you attempting to salvage the paneling or will you simply throw it away? (If it was applied with an adhesive, plan on not being able to salvage it!) ==
Start removing the paneling If it was just nailed, start at a joint and work it loose with a small pry bar or a stiff putty knife Once the first panel is off of each wall, the rest are easier since you can get to the edge easier.