Removing a fake fireplace


Old 12-01-09, 07:27 AM
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Removing a fake fireplace

Hi, there is a fake fireplace made of full bricks in my basement that I want to remove. What is the best method and easiest way to do this. It is not attached to the wall, floor or ceiling. What tools should I use? I would like to salvage as much brick as well.
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Old 12-01-09, 09:25 AM
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Hi Diane, if they used a good mortar, it may be a pain. Hammer and chisel will work, but they make small impact tools. The ones I have used were air driven which may not be as easy for you, so check the rental places to see what they have. The one I like is a cut-off tool used in the auto industry. Small tools like that usually are not that expensive to rent.

Safety glasses and some good gloves and you should be all set. Be careful if there is an electric associated with this, power off and it should be disconnected at the breaker.

As a youngster, I used to work with my mom and dad salvaging bricks from demolition jobs. Cleaned and stacked on pallets, 3 cents each. It actually payed very well, considering the min wage was a buck an hour.

Almost forgot to say, welcome to the forum .

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