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If a tiny bit of the screw is still above the surface it's in, I always use an electric screwdriver to grab hold of the screw, and unscrew it. That is, mount the electric screwdriver on the screw the same way you would mount it on a normal drill - then simply reverse to remove the screw. Much simpler than using vise-grips, pliers, and other things to grab ...


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Is there at least room for a hammer drill that would allow you to drill smallish holes in the concrete, and then use stone-splitting wedges to break it up? This would work if it's pure masonry, but not if there's any steel rebar in the concrete. If it's reinforced (do you see any steel ends in the cut surface in the attic?), then I can't think of any easy ...


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Its unlikely you can remove those walls. In any case, would you really start knocking down walls in your house based on what random people on a forum wrote?


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It can be kind of hard to tell from photos. Your house plans (blueprints) would tell you for sure, presuming the house was built faithfully to the plans. You really should have a good look at the plans, or get somebody knowledgeable to look at this in person. Or both. Do you know which direction the joists are running? Floor and ceiling joists will be ...


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ive been a drywall contractor for over 25 years...the problem wit rehanging the rock on the ceiling is the risk of getting halfway across the lid and inespecially older homes,where the roof trusses were the nailers,they are not as accurate as a stick framed joist type nailer...if there are no blocking to hold trusses square,over time if house settles truss ...



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