How to remove stone from fireplace


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Old 10-09-06, 03:47 PM
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Post How to remove stone from fireplace

We moved into a house and the fireplace stone is not our style. Rather than facade it, I would like to remove the stone down to the cinder block and then put a new stone on it. Only problem is how to remove the old stone and mortar. Any suggestions appreciated.

Here is a link to a picture of it in case you want to see exactly how it is mortared.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j198/bellabenn/UglyStone.jpg
 
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Old 10-09-06, 06:23 PM
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Tarp the area and beat on it with a hammer.
 
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Old 10-09-06, 10:50 PM
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Tarp the area and beat on it with a hammer.
A friend of mine tried that, and they ended up cracking the cinder block underneath, and then had to pay a few grand to get the fireplace redone altogether. I didn't quite want to go that route
 
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Old 10-10-06, 05:40 AM
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Starting at the top (of course), you should only have to beat out one rock, then you will be able to use a pry bar. There really is no other practical way.
 
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Old 02-13-11, 06:29 PM
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esac,
I realize it's been a few years but we just bought a home with a similar rock structure fireplace. GROSS! Getting it off isn't our problem. However, I am curious to know and see what you did once you got the rock down. How did you finish the new fireplace?
 
 

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