Re: How to demolish a brick chimney
Being up on a roof is nothing to trifle with, however it is more likely that the chimney guy was trying to scare you into hiring him. The two things that make this dangerous are the slope of the roof and all that mortar that you're going to be chiseling out and under your feet, making for a very slippery surface. IMHO, if your roof slope is 4/12 or less, this is nothing to be scared of, and as long as you don't let the mortar tailings get under your feet you should be fine.
Originally Posted by cabin renovator
I wouldn't bother tying the chimney off to your truck, but I would recommend tying your self off so that in the event you do slip, you don't slide off the roof. As Jack said, working carefully, taking out one brick at a time, there should be no issues of the chimney just falling over. BTW, when you work one brick at a time, don't take more than a couple courses out at one time per side, work your way around the chimney as you take it down.
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