Remove Protruding Brick

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Kevbo

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We are looking to make some changes to our fireplace. There are about 8 protruding bricks sticking out that were used to hold the mantel. I'd like to cut these off to make the fireplace flush. I've attached a couple pictures. What is the best way to do this? Grinder? Chisel? Any advice is welcome. Thanks!

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Sparky617

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I would carefully remove the mortar around the bricks trying to remove them in one piece. You could use an angle grinder or a chisel and hammer. Then I would use the whole bricks to fill in the holes and tuck point them into the existing brick flush. That said, matching the mortar is going to be a challenge.
 

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I agree unless your plan is to cover the brick over then I would grind around them and break them off. If you want to maintain the brick look remove them and put them back in the right way.
 

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