Flash back to last time family was here and I demo-ed the back stairs. This time I felt like I had the experience to demo a heavy cement fireplace. I was wrong. This seemingly dated cement front was built to withstand the apocalypse. Lined with mesh and reinforced with rebar, I ended up calling in reinforcements to help get it out of the house to the backyard where after many swings of the hammer, we were able to diminish it to a smaller size for bulk pick up by the city and a bunch of smaller pieces for me to send out with the trash. Below is the video of my failed attempt to break it for your viewing pleasure.

Much hammering later this is my only progress to show. Time to call the reinforcements!

Much hammering later this is my only progress to show. Time to call the reinforcements!