bricks on wall


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Old 10-24-05, 09:49 AM
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bricks on wall

We took out a large woodburning stove and are left with a large dark brick wall and raised floor. I'll probably remove the floor and recarpet. But am looking for ideas on what to do with the brick wall. The surrounding walls in the room are painted panneling. Any ideas? Paint? Or should I think about removing the brick all also. Thanks.
 
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Old 10-24-05, 10:06 AM
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as long as you're going to all this trouble to remove the old stove & recarpet, i'd remove the brick. without the stove, the brick doesn't make sense.
 
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Old 10-24-05, 11:05 AM
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The brick can easily be painted but I agree with Annette, if you are going to remove the hearth, remove the brick wall at the same time.
 
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Old 10-24-05, 01:03 PM
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Me three...I agree
 
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Old 10-24-05, 05:58 PM
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I agree with the others - remove the brick wall. My guess is its ob=nly a section of the wall, not the whole wall. And it probably doesn't reach the floor, so you'd have a gap one you removed the raised floor.
Chances are good its not real brick, or isn't full brick. If so, removal won't be that bad.
 
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Old 10-25-05, 01:23 PM
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Bricks

I appreciate all your comments. Never thought about the gap once I removed the brick off the floor. So should I replace the wall brick with the same type of paneling - with the hope it still exists? Remember - I painted it.

Thanks again.

Gail
 
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Old 10-25-05, 01:25 PM
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yes, but with the hope that it DOESN'T still exist, which will then give you the excuse to replace all the paneling with drywall!!!!
 
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Old 10-25-05, 06:41 PM
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As long as the grooves [and how they are spaced] is similiar to your old paneling, I doubt there would be a noticable difference after painting.
 
 

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