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Ceiling speakers: lath & plaster - can or worms?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by rhubarbe, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. rhubarbe

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    My wife wants ceiling speakers for our new AV setup.

    We have an old house with lath and plaster ceilings.

    I have seen power drill attachments that enable you to cut out a circular section of ceiling of exactly the right size to insert the speakers but can anybody tell me if it is possible to use these with an old lath and plaster ceiling?

    The plaster isn't in bad condition, or at least I don't think it is.
     
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    From experience i wouldnt even go there.

    Lath and plaster celings are fine until you touch them.

    The laths have a tendancy to push the plaster off if you start cutting holes.

    Believe me, i know, being an electrician with lots of people wanting halogen downlights!!!!!

    Sorry to disappoint you but the only way you could do it would be to have a plasterer come in and 'overboard' your celing and then cutting the speakers in the new plaster board.

    Regards
     
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    Oh dear. Time for a rethink. Thanks for the warning. Back to large boxes scattered around the room, then.
     

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