Here's how to remove old plaster when starting a remodeling project. Have professionals remove any old electrical connections and gas piping. Wear eye protection, mask, and gloves. First, remove the plaster using a flatbar. Then remove the old lath with a hammer-. Haul out the plaster and bundle up the lath for efficient disposal.
By simply caulking, sealing, and weatherstripping around all your windows, outside doors, or where plumbing, ducting, and electrical wiring penetrate exterior walls, floors or ceilings, you can save 10 to 25 percent of your heating bill.