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Problem Encountered When Looking to Remove Chimney Breast

Postby Spike2468 » Sun May 05, 2019 9:00 am

My friend wants to pull down a fire breast in the basement , it is not the original , it is a brick built one , built around the original , have taken some bricks of to see if it is supporting anything and I am a bit puzzled has to what I am finding .

Lucking at the very top , it seems there is a concrete base base above it which looks like the fire hearth of the second floor fireplace !.
The way I understand it is that there was some timber going across the top of the floor/Ceiling joists and that would of been the form to cast the concrete base for the second floor fire hearth ! .

But it seems ( if I am correct ) that someone has chopped away part of that timber along with part of the Joist and stuck a couple of bricks from the new fire breast up to the concrete below the second floor hearth ! .
Maybe the pics attached will explain it better me

It is quite a old 3 storey sand stone building
From top of fire breast right corner.jpg
From top of fire breast  right.jpg
From top of fire breast  left.jpg
fire breast top left.jpg
fire breast top left.jpg
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