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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I want to take off all of the brick from this wall, and create something similar to the second picture. I'm a pretty experienced DIYer, but I don't know anything about this type of project. What is the best way to remove this brick? What can I do to minimize the dust in the rest of my house...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, I have a space in my house that used to house a pellet stove. I want to remove the raised bricks from it and then install a frame to install a new gas fireplace and then cover the brick with either reclaimed wood or ship lap. My question is, can I just chisel out the bricks that extend...
  3. Remodeling
    Hey. I'm so so sorry if I am posting this in the wrong spot. It's my first time using this site, but I've got a general question. We have a brick fireplace area in our home that we're looking to deepen, in order to accommodate a wood burning stove. We were told it needs to be made about 1-brick...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello everyone, I need some advice. Especially the advice of you brick masons out there. Thanks for your help. Here it goes! I built a firepit using instructions I found on a DIY fire pit from the "Family Handyman" magazine. Maybe some of you are familiar with it. If not, the full...
  5. Building & Construction
    Situation: Exterior wall, brick fireplace with hearth, extends under window to left, window surrounded by brick. To the right is an exterior door, in drywall. Fireplace is just off-center-right in wall. Want to mount 55" LED above fireplace. Heat checked, not an issue. Plan on tilt and...
  6. Building & Construction
    I am attempting to drywall over the top portion of a floor to ceiling brick wall. Unfortunately, the brick is both recessed in certain areas and bumpy. As a result, I need to attach furring strips to the recessed areas in order to give a smooth, level appearance. The problem: the brick is...
  7. Building & Construction
    My house is 22 years old. Within the last year or so a heavy white deposit has been appearing on the interior bricks of the fireplace. The deposit is on five or six bricks on the right side as you face the fireplace. Someone has told me this is called "efflorescence". Can anyone tell me what...
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