Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How to Remove Bottom Brick from a Block Wall

Fig.1 Block wall
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Rotary Hammer
Spline Shank Cold Chisel
Trash can 

Mr. Holudu called to have a backyard cement brick removed from his fence. He wanted a hole so he could move his watering hose from the backyard to the side yard.

This post shows the five steps to remove brick block fence. 
Step 1: Fig.1 shows a new block wall that needs to be worked on.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the rotary hammer with chisel that was used to remove the brick from the bottom of the wall.

Fig.2 Rotary Hammer

Step 3: Fig.3 shows the Rotary Hammer highlights.
Fig.3 Rotary hammer highlights

Step 4: Fig.4 shows the Spline Shank Cold Chisel (12-inch or longer) to chisel away the brick part. Do not cut the bottom brick on the footer. This will damage the wall. Cut the brick above the footer brick and the wall will still be fine.
Fig.4 Chiseled out hole
Step 5: Fig.5 shows a close up view of the brick removed.
Fig.5 Brick removed, job finished

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