House Demolition

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Blog series by PeteCollin updated 03-10-2016 02:02 PM 4 parts 6852 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: House Demolition by Hand

12-16-2015 09:05 PM by PeteCollin | 7 comments »

Hello All, My wife and I bought the neighboring house. It was built in 1875, and had been abandoned for a year and a half. We wanted to expand our yard and use the building timbers to make other things with – new garage, lumber storage racks, bench swing, etc. It is quite an undertaking, and I am shooting videos of the process. Come have a tour of the place while it still stands!

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Part 2: Tearing Down The House - Part 2

12-21-2015 04:03 PM by PeteCollin | 1 comment »

Here’s a video showing my progress in demolishing the house next door by hand. I want to reclaim the old timbers to build other things with.

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Part 3: Bashing out the walls

02-15-2016 08:21 PM by PeteCollin | 1 comment »

I made use of good February weather to take the walls out of the house I am tearing down. Here is a neat time-lapse film of the process:

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Part 4: Dropping the Awning

03-10-2016 02:02 PM by PeteCollin | 3 comments »

Hello All, It’s tee-shirt weather again. So I can resume my house demolition project. I gave my neighbor the columns and railings off the front porch. He came for them and left the awning propped up with boards. So i took my sledge hammer and had a little fun.

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