Tearing Down a Fireplace

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Old 12-30-99, 02:40 AM
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I need to tear down a cinder-block fireplace for an upcoming remodel. Any opinons on what the best approach is? I'm planning using the sledge hammer approach unless I hear of another approach.

 
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Old 12-30-99, 09:25 PM
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Hello Markvi

Best suggestions to answer your question in regards to removing a fireplace would be:

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Be sure there isn't any gasline going to it.
<You didn't mention if it natural gas equipped or a wood burning only fireplace.>

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Sledge hammering off the top may be okay. However, once below the roof line, you may encounter reinforcement supports in to the structure.

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You may even discover problems around the firebox. <You didn't mention what type of house construction there was--I.E. brick, slate, stone, wood, stucco, etc. Nor the interior wall construction material.>

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Best bet is to also post this question, adding more detail would help, to Jack The Contractor in his forum.

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Don't start at the base or stand under it...hahaha

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