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Old 08-04-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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Hi!

I'm hoping to find some answers here regarding a poured concrete block in my basement.

I'm starting to look into remodeling my basement, but currently something is literally BLOCKing me from doing it. The previous owners poured concrete on the basement floor to put a wood stove. The stove was removed because it was against code, and now I'm left with a useless block in the middle of my basement space.

I've attached pictures, and if anyone could give me pointers on the best way to remove it, I would greatly appreciate it.

Don't mind the dog kennel and mess currently on top of it- new puppy



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Old 08-04-2013, 05:20 AM   #2
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I'd be using my Bosch Bull Dog Hammer drill.
A brick chisel and a pair of goggles would also work.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:06 AM   #3
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bulldog's a great tool but this is too much for it unless you have lots of time,,, get a heavier ( 30# ) breaking gun,,, probably the pad will come up in chunks IF you begin at the sides w/1 1/2" or 2" chisel,,, breaking from the top would also work but would probably be more difficult.

we have bulldogs but this calls for heavier guns impo
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Home Depot rents some bigger ones then the Bull Dog.
Only reason I suggested the Bull Dog is I already own one.
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suggests a tengental point, joe,,, just thinking of buying few more bosch guns,,, wow, the prices are astounding,,, granted i haven't had to buy small tools for a few years,,, even on craig's list, used bulldog's are $ 150,,, YIKES ! thank you, pres obama-yo-mama & chairman n-f-c bernanke
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