I am trying to demo out 4 or 5 flights of stairs built with block. I have
gotten most of it out but about two or three steps 6' long or so. It is a
pain with sludge hammers, concrete chisels, etc. Would I be better off
finishing with a cut off saw or what? I don't want to deafen myself with a
jack hammer!! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. I have a
commercial rental place close by but they are probably $$$. Also I have to
cut through some rebar. What can I use that will do that? I have to buy a
new worm drive saw and mess it up with this demo stuff.
Then wear ear protection. Indoor/homeowner rental jackhammers are
small self contained units that make much less noise than large
outdoor units run by remote compressors. In the past I have used a
self contained electrically powered one that had its own internal
compressor. (Don't get the purely electro-mechanical ones unless they
have been vastl improved which I doubt.) Knock the concrete off the
rebar and then use your circular saw with abrasive or diamond blade on
The 1 hr of jackhammer noise is better than the 8 hrs of labor
pounding with a sledge, IMHO.
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