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Old 01-26-2010, 12:44 PM  
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A chimney of that age should have lime mortar joints and be easy to take down.


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Old 01-28-2010, 08:15 AM  
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I finally went into the attic to check things out. The chimney is practically crumbling apart. It should be very easy to take it down.


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Old 01-28-2010, 08:28 AM  
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Cool I would still get the G/F to help ya Good luck, be safe!
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:27 PM  
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I got it down in a couple of hours. Every brick came down without ever picking up a hammer. However, it was extremely messy and my attic is now full of powdered grout. Now I just need to figure out what to do with the large pile of bricks in my back yard.
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:31 PM  
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Cool beans! Hmm.. build an outside fire or grill pit with all those bricks.
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:37 PM  
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I may do something like that right off of my deck, although the bricks are so old I'm not sure how they'll hold up. Either way, they'll have to sit where they are until things warm up. Next weekend I'm hoping to get the walk in closet framed up in my newly available attic space.
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Sounds Good. It's all starting to take shape now!


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