So: taking down old plaster-and-lathe walls with a circular saw, because we’re re-insulating and re-walling a room.
Con: Insane dust everywhere. I wear a respirator, obviously, but you have to seal the room or you get a layer of chalk dust on every single flat surface in the house. Annoying!
So, listen: for a spark to light a room full of dust into a huge explosion, that dust has to be fairly fine and combustible on its own, does it not? Like wood or coal, as opposed to (just to pick one example at random) Depression-era plaster? Does the fact that my house is apparently insulated with wool affect the outcome? I don’t want to explode.
Did I mention that my house is insulated with wool? It makes me wonder if obtaining building materials in the early twentieth century was some lunatic real-world rendition of Settlers Of Catan, because somebody apparently traded in some brick, some wood and something on the order of three hundred sheep to build my settlement right here.