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Old plaster walls
People often email me when they move into newly-purchased houses and start to examine the walls. Older houses with lath and plaster walls often raise questions about asbestos. Many people, especially with children, are concerned with asbestos in the walls. Although it is almost certain that there is asbestos in the walls of old houses, it is not necessary to tear out the plaster walls and remove it all.
The Next Big Three
van Bailey was an old-time tradesman I knew for a decade before he passed away more than 4 years ago at the age of 85. Like most builders in rural areas, he did it all -- masonry work, painting, renovations, carpentry, cabinetmaking. And even though the heyday of his career during the depression and World War II was a different world than the one we build in now, some things remain the same.