cement in fireplaces
Does anyone have any experience with removing cement from a fireplace? For some reason I would love to know, the prior owners of our nice old house filled in the fireplaces with cement. They are filled, as in, stuffed with cement and smoothed over, flush with the entire fireplace unit.
Clearly, they did not want them being used anymore, but why cement? And how in the world do I get it out of there without damaging something? I'm thinking we just have to get a sledgehammer and chisel and chip away at it...but would love to hear other ideas/suggestions if anyone has any. Thanks.