Originally Posted by MLO
I'm thinking a rental dumpster would be the way to go...any idea how big?
We did a 20'x20' structure attached to a house prior to an additon in November...took 1 day and one 30 yard dumpster.
So, your stucture might be at least four (30 yard) dumpster trips or more. If you plan on doing it quickly, you should arrange for drop off of at least 2 dumpsters and quick pick ups for them. You don't want to be handing the rubble twice. (fill a dumpster, stack up a pile, then have to move the pile a 2nd time into a new empty dumpster...)
Look into whether the dumpster company takes the roofing trash along with all the other demo trash. If not, you will have to separate it. Also, if you have the time, you could separate the copper/ aluminum from the demolition and bring it to a metal reclaimation place and get a little coinage back for it.
Demolition should obviously start at the top and work it's way down to the walls (roof structure first and then the walls) You may have to temporarily brace some areas before taking done other areas for safety.
Make sure that ALL UTILITIES are shut off by a licensed and properly qualified company, get the confirmation in writing. You will need a generator on site to power your demolition tools.
Those tools are mainly your two hands, gloves, hardhats, safety glasses, thick soled boots, saw-alls, demo blades, skill saws, trash barrels, wheel barrels, etc...
I'm sure that you probably already looked into your local town requirements for this demo.(Our area requires a permit from the local building dept. for Demos.) Your local building dept. can also help you with any questions you may have on this. You should defintily check with them BEFORE you start anything....