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Old 01-31-2008, 07:01 AM  
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Originally Posted by kejoni View Post
You all are so wonderful! Thank you so much for all your advice and tips!

Yes - this is going to be a HUGE project but now I feel confident that my husband & I can handle it! HOPEFULLY it will all go well and we won't run into any problems! (If we do I know where I can turn to ask questions!!!)

Thanks again!!!
We never doubted it for a moment.

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Old 01-04-2014, 08:18 AM  
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We are discussing doing the same thing with our whole wall fire place. I was wondering if you ever did complete this project? and what your time frame & budget turned out to be?
Would you do it again yourselves?

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I doubt the OP is still around but you never know. It's good to ask. I would suggest starting a clean thread and posting photos of your specific project. I read this old thread and it sounded like a lot of work. Maybe you could get the look you are going for with more of a cover up?

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Unfortunately, the picture did not show on my computer, so I'm handicapped here ... However, you will not get a clean edge where you want to without sawing the brick. If the wall is damaged, just repair it (drywall? plaster? who cares?).

A few weeks ago, I took out a wall which was filled with both concrete and rebar. Get ready for a workout. The chisel bit in a rotary hammer is great for bulk work but it can break bricks you want to save.

When you get close to the final edge, go to the saw. Masonry blades are smelly but cheap. Diamond blades are best but expensive. Rent a saw and burn through the masonry blades. You might also have to use an angle grinder (with a 4 1/2" diamond blade) for precision work.

Remember to really protect your floor ... tape cardboard to it for best results and remember bits and pieces fly a long way ...

I'd like to see another pic if you can repost ... might have more thoughts.
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