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I'm pricing a kitchen remodel and the HO wants recessed cans in a lap and plaster ceiling
Had anyone done this?
I'm guessing that I can't use a old work can because I will damage the strength in the lap and that I am going to have to remove plaster to each floor joist and use a new construction can????
I don't have an issue with either way, I just want the HO to know what repairs he is up for
 

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I'm pricing a kitchen remodel and the HO wants recessed cans in a lap and plaster ceiling
Had anyone done this?
I'm guessing that I can't use a old work can because I will damage the strength in the lap and that I am going to have to remove plaster to each floor joist and use a new construction can????
I don't have an issue with either way, I just want the HO to know what repairs he is up for
Use a carbide tipped hole saw,and old work cans,add .35 man hours per can in plaster lathe.

It just takes more time wear a dust mask while doing this as well.
 

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I'm pricing a kitchen remodel and the HO wants recessed cans in a lap and plaster ceiling
Had anyone done this?
I'm guessing that I can't use a old work can because I will damage the strength in the lap and that I am going to have to remove plaster to each floor joist and use a new construction can????
I don't have an issue with either way, I just want the HO to know what repairs he is up for


I think he means LATH and plaster !

 

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One of those holecutter kits works well here. Use the right blade for plaster and then switch to the wood blade to cut thru the lath.

For 4" high hats I use a 4 3/8" grit holesaw for the plaster and then a toothed holesaw for the wood lath. I always use a dustbowl, makes almost no dust.
 

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One of those holecutter kits works well here. Use the right blade for plaster and then switch to the wood blade to cut thru the lath.

For 4" high hats I use a 4 3/8" grit holesaw for the plaster and then a toothed holesaw for the wood lath. I always use a dustbowl, makes almost no dust.
great advice, and it saves the toothed holesaw
 
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