cinderblock chimney removal

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Old 04-02-10, 08:42 PM
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cinderblock chimney removal

Hi guys, I have a cinderblock chimney about 2' wide by 20' tall that i would like to remove and replace with metal piping.How expensive would it be to have it removed and taken away? Who would I call a mason? I'm sure I could do it myself but I was wondering if it was inexpensive for someone to remove it and haul it away then I might go that way. Thanks
 
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Why would you want to remove a masonry chimney and replace it with stove pipe?

The best way to figure the cost would be to get several estimates.
 
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The chimney is rather old and in need of repair and I thought that it would be cheaper to remove it and replace it with the piping rather than to have it rebuilt. I know masonary work is not cheap. Just looking for the most economical way of doing things. If it wouldn't be that expensive to have the blocks removed and hauled away I would probably go that way instead of me removing them and then having to find a place to dispose of the block. My county recycling center only takes leaves and brush, they do not take concrete. I just thought some of you out there might of had some concrete removed or had a general idea of what the cost would be before I started having people come over for estimates. Thanks again.
 
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The chimney that came with my house was built incorrectly and placed on the wrong wall for the wood stove to draft correctly so I tore it down and built another. It was only about 15' high and using a chisel on the mortar - wasn't too difficult to remove.

Have you considered having a liner put in the flue? or is the masonry in danger of collapse?
 
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