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Water Well House
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Chuck in Kansas    Posted 03-31-2003 at 16:15:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have to do some work on my well house. It is made out of concrete blocks. I have to remove some of the blocks to have room to work. Is there a way to remove the concrete blocks without destroying them I really would like to reuse them.

Good Lord    Posted 04-01-2003 at 00:44:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am going to disagree with Al. I needed to remove a bunch of blocks from a wall to put in a door. I thought it would be simple until I figured out they had been reinforced with vertical rebar and the channels filled with concrete. I don't know much about this type of construction, but if they are all built this way
you may be in for a real chore.

Lazy Al    Posted 04-02-2003 at 05:12:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yea , But,,, He didn't say he was afraid of work
he wants to save the block and not all walls
have the cores poured . If you start you'll
soon find out . Are they special blocks that
can't be replaced ?

Lazy Al    Posted 03-31-2003 at 17:12:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would take a flat chisel and knock out the mortar joints on both sides
and take out the first one then step down the wall and after you get a couple
blocks out you can do the ends and popp the block up with the chisel .
They will popp out easy if they got room to move . The mortar holds them
apart more then stick them together .

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