What's the best way to get a partly rotten wooden garage door frame
off, so as to be able to replace it? I think it's been there since the
1930s, and can't see any obvious places where screws have been filled
on top of. I'm scared that if I just whack it with a heavy hammer,
I'll bring bits of the brick wall away with it.
On 31/05/2011 16:35, email@example.com wrote:
If you can get a spade in between the wood and the brickwork, use that
to lever it away from the wall, working your way up and down. It is a
lot more controllable than a hammer and gives you better leverage than a
crowbar. Any fittings are probably well rusted and should just pull out.
If you can't get the spade in, try tapping a bolster chisel into the gap
to open it up first.
If the brickwork is that 'delicate', then as Harry as suggested, lever the
frame off the wall slightly (just enough to slide a hacksaw blade between
them) with a crowbar, and using a hacksaw blade slipped into a padsaw handle
 , locate and cut the fixings.
Now as the garage is slightly 'ancient', then the fixings will be of mild
steel nails or screws - and not the hardened exotic fixings of today, and
should be easy enough to cut.
 That's the health and safety way of today, I simply use a pair of
leather rigger's gloves and use the hacksaw as it is - I lost my padsaw
handle years ago down a bloody wall cavity.
 Or if you possess such an animal, use a powered Alligator saw with a
metal cutting blade.
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