Oilpan4
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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Tue May 28, 2019 2:43 pm

I cut through lath and plaster, stucco, brick, concrete, my own blend of military grade ballistic concrete.

For lath and plaster I use a regular 120v powered drill and hole saw with brazed carbide teeth.
A standard hole saw can be used but it's going to be dull after a few holes.
So if you only have to cut one hole just ruin a regular cheap hole saw.
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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Tue May 28, 2019 3:12 pm

Oilpan4 wrote:I cut through lath and plaster, stucco, brick, concrete, my own blend of military grade ballistic concrete.

For lath and plaster I use a regular 120v powered drill and hole saw with brazed carbide teeth.
A standard hole saw can be used but it's going to be dull after a few holes.
So if you only have to cut one hole just ruin a regular cheap hole saw.


Everything I have read so far suggests that that will produce a huge amount of dust and that the lathe will vibrate and shake plaster loose. How do you avoid those issues?
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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Tue May 28, 2019 7:23 pm

SageBrush wrote:My wife has come around to my opinion that it does not matter how cold it is at night under covers. In the morning she wants the air at least 55F until the sun comes out.


Sounds like you've made more progress in this arena on your end. Agree, ideally should be able to practically turn the heat off at night.

I've long been trying to nudge my wife along on with my eco/efficiency antics. I get less push back these days and have a better idea of how much I can pull, and seem to be slowly winning the long game on selling her on it.

SageBrush wrote:For the most part we only turn on the home heating on cloudy days. Our winter climate is ~ 15F nadir and - 50F peak with a lot of sunny days. It is perfect.

Nice that you have all those windows to work the greenhouse effect to your advantage. If we were to build a future home, that would be a real consideration for us. A bit tougher here though as winter is our rainy season so not so many sunny days at that time of year.
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Oilpan4
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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Wed May 29, 2019 7:45 am

I wear a dust mask maybe put down a canvas tarp. For the drill it needs to be a heavy duty high speed drill with side handle. I would use one of my dewalt drills that does 2,000 to 2,500 rpm at no load, go in full speed cut nice and slowly.
Clean up after with a shop vac setup for dust collection.
If you have idel hands you can have some one hold the shop vac and suck up the dust as its being made.
But be ware I have had 60lb chunks of plaster come down as soon as I have touched a lath and plaster ceiling. Don't trust it if it has water damage.
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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Wed May 29, 2019 1:03 pm

I think I'm going to cut through the window trim with my holesaw.
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