For the past few days I have been trying to remove an old backboiler from my
fireplace. I have removed the fireplace, surrounds, hearth etc but I just
can't get anywhere with the backboiler !! I don't really want to knock holes
in the wall to get around the back of the boiler and would prefer just to
break it up and remove it that way. I suspect that there are at least 2
pipes going into the rear of the boiler, which are probably the main reason
why it wont move at the moment as they will be cemented in.
I don't need to keep the boiler, so I am happy to smash it up - although
this would appear easier said than done !!!! I have tried whacking it with a
sledge-hammer, pick, and cutting at it with an angle grinder. The grinder
does make some progress - although it is VERY slow, and so far I have gone
through 3 metal cutting wheels to make only 4 cuts of less than 20cms !!! I
thought this might have been enough to weaken it, so I tried whacking it
again with the hammer - but alas, it is still solid !!
I am not sure what make the boiler is - it is basically inserted inside the
fireplace, and a 'hollow' cast iron structure.
Any advice on an easy way to get this out would be much appreciated. Perhaps
I need a heavier hammer?
Thanks in advance,