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post #1 of 3 Old 10-30-2005, 10:28 AM - Thread Starter
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I just bought a home built around 1900 that has plaster walls.
I want to wall mount a plasma and have a clean install(no wires).
Is it possible to just go ahead and start punching holes in the plaster to run wires?
It would seem like a pretty difficult thing to patch up on your own....?

Am I right in thinking that a couple of wall plates and a professional plaster person is the right way for me to go?

Or are there solutions out there that allow for clean installs that dont involve punching holes in the wall?

Im in the tech research part of buying now, but Ive recently realised that placement of the thing is almost as important.\\

Thanks for any advice.
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Think most homes that were Plastered at that time ,consisted of a Wood Lathing,then Chicken Wire then several Layers of Plaster ? It probably would be a good idea to have that Jobbed out ! It would be a good idea to have them reinforce the wall area(Studs?) where your Plasma will be mounted,before they start to Re-Plaster the wall?
And while the area is Opened up run Conduit down to Wall plates below.

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Yanni,go to This Old House- website they have a video on cutting into plaster/lath
What they state is use a gining saw (NOT a receipicall saw). A hand held grinder saw that has a saw blade ~6". Just cut in directly. I plan to do the same w/in in about a month. 1938 home.
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