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Demolition of brick mailbox monstrosity

Posted by ohmmm (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 13, 10 at 23:08

I want to be rid of this ugly brick eyesore in front of the house. Can I reasonably expect to be able to knock this all apart with a large sledgehammer? Or do I need to rent a small powered hammer/chisel demo tool?

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RE: Demolition of brick mailbox monstrosity

A two-pound hammer and a 1-1/2" mason's chisel should be all you'd need to take it apart, though a power chisel would be faster and more fun.


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RE: Demolition of brick mailbox monstrosity

you could also cut it up with a skil saw and a masonry blade.

why remove it? It doesn't look bad and I pity the fool that hits it with a car.


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RE: Demolition of brick mailbox monstrosity

This:
http://www.micro-blaster.com/

Not cost effective, but it looks like fun.


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RE: Demolition of brick mailbox monstrosity

Brick is easy tp 'dis-assemble.'

Mortar has very little strength in tension, so aim the chisel (mentioned above) almost parallel to the face of the bricks and they will pop right off.

Not more than an hours work there to take apart.

A little longer to get rid of the bricks.


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RE: Demolition of brick mailbox monstrosity

and the love of demo is lifelong!

have a blast!


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RE: Demolition of brick mailbox monstrosity

It was probably put up there the 3rd time some idiot ran over his metal mailbox on a post. It would look nice with a small low juniper bush on each side or some flowers or heavy pot with flowers in it on top.


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RE: Demolition of brick mailbox monstrosity

Thanks for the tips. It's not actually used for mail delivery. The postal guy only goes down one side of the street, so our real mailbox is on the other side of the road.
I just want to be rid of it. Apparently all builders here put one of these brick things up with each house. And then they stick the cheapest piece of crap mailbox in it.


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RE: Demolition of brick mailbox monstrosity

What was it Jimmie Walker used to say? Oh, yeah, "dynomite!!!!!"


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Second (better) idea

Actually, try craigslist. I'm sure someone out there would like some used bricks.
Don


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