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puddles55 03-07-2010 09:07 AM

Removing Basement Walls

I'm renovating my basement, and need to move some interior, non-load bearing walls. They are connected to the concrete slab floor using nails....does anyone have any advice on how to get the bottom 2x4 off of the floor?



oh'mike 03-07-2010 09:36 AM

If you have a Sawsall---just cut the 2x4s near the nails--split the remaining bits of 2x4 with a chisel or the claws of your hammer.

The nails are hardened--smack them back and forth with a hammer and the should snap off.

Any that break above the surface may be ground off with a small angle grinder.

Always wear goggles and gloves when dealing with hardened nails--they can send chips into your body with surprising force.--Mike--

puddles55 03-07-2010 06:04 PM

Thanks Mike.

Frostbite 03-08-2010 01:14 PM

I remember seeing a clip a while back of a few kids using a bowling ball to take down a few interior walls, not terribly effective was sure look like fun.

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