Removing Brick and Wood Burning Stove

When we bought our home we knew this would be one of the first things to go! We didn’t like the look and the space it took up. With the help of my dad, we were able to get rid of the stove. My dad started by detaching all of the pipes and connecting pieces. It was pretty simple to detach using a flat head screwdriver and twisting off the pipes. Once the stove was detached from the ceiling they were able to haul it out.

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This thing was a BEAST. It took a heavy heavy duty dolly and a lot of man power to haul it out! Once the stove was gone we were able to start removing the brick that was laid over the original hardwood floors. This was fairly easy to do since it was laying on the ground. Brandon used the back of a claw hammer and the brick and mortar would separate with a good hit. We could have used the chisel to separate the brick and mortar but this seemed to work pretty well even without.

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After loosening all of the brick and mortar it literally just popped off of the wood floor. I was thinking it was going to be quite a job to get the brick up but it was way easier than expected! Also, don’t mind my work attire! I wear pretty old clothes to work at the house!


Speaking of work, this little guy was putting in his share! He loves “helping” with his own tools!


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After watching a few loads of brick go out, Maverick thought he was ready for the job!



Here’s a quick before and after shot of the wood burning stove and brick removal. We also painted which is hard to tell from the photos but the paint color went from a light jungle green to a shade of grey! (Moonshine by Benjamin Moore) Also did a quick ceiling fan removal! Still got some work to do but definitely a vast improvement! Thanks for stopping by!

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