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Anybody hand demo a 100' brick stack?
May 26, 2009
10:24 PM
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Nice job. Congratulations on a job well done. Hope it was worth your while and you could turn a nice profit on the job in these tough times. All the best.

May 26, 2009
6:19 PM
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Glad to hear it went good

May 26, 2009
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I forgot to mention the 3" high pressure gas main on the roof, 12" from the base. Yeh, we protected it but still...........

May 26, 2009
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Finished today, It went perfect, one brick at a time. Two weeks total, one week to do the top 60' with a 135' lift and one week to finish with a 60'. Just for your info, buildings on 3 sides of stack within 6"(protected with pallets and 3" pine decking), hilti electric chipping hammers and pri bars(lift has electric power in the basket), all bricks dropped inside for the first 60', 2-men in lift and one on the ground for safety reasons, 6 -30yd loads for disposal. I have some picks I will upload soon.

May 23, 2009
10:02 PM
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When are you going to do it? Or is the stack down already? Got any pictures?

May 23, 2009
8:56 PM
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Use a crane and a Brokk

February 16, 2009
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If you can examine the area around the crack, you might probe to see if it goes all the way through to the inside. That might be the only problem area if it causes a weak spot while you are working your way down. Most stacks have so many course of brick and refractory tile that unless the crack is like a huge gap, it probably won't cause a problem. As long as you have room around the base to position your lift, that 120 footer will do you fine. Work your brick to the inside but coordinate the cleanout as you go so that you don't over load the walls and that you don;t have clean out going on while demo is going on. I have heard too many stories of near misses with falling debris. Be safe!

February 15, 2009
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I couldnt find the exact video i wanted. But this guy has knocked down dozens if not hundreds of towers in his lifetime all by hand. There are alot of youtube videos of him and he quite amazing. Heres one that I could find quick , you should be able to locate more once connected to this one. Good luck on your job. The bricks will probably be many layers thick. doug
YouTube - Fred Dibnah How to erect a chimney scaffold

February 15, 2009
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I have to demo a 100' stack. There are buildings around the base to remain. My plan is to use a 120' lift and jackhammers ? There is a vertical crack on the exterior half way up about 15 feet long, I don't know if that is an issue. I don't really know how long it it is going to take. The exterior is approx. 6"x6" yellow brick. How thick are they ussually?

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