What is the cost to remove an old wood stove from the basement and also remove the brick it stands on and cap the chimney?

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Posted by: from Hamilton
7/31/2013 at 8:37:59 AM

I have a wood stove in my basement that sits on a brick base. I would like the woodstove to be removed along with the brick base and would need the chimney capped.

I would need the stove, bricks and everything that goes along with it hauled away.

What kind of cost are we looking at for a job like this?

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Date/Time7/31/2013 at 10:11:25 AM

You would be somewhere in the vicinity of 1000.00 to complete the work and have the old stove taken away as well as all the debris.

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Date/Time7/31/2013 at 11:37:31 AM


If you post some pictures that would help in giving you more idea. Inside , out side, surroundings etc.

How big is the area?

Is there a direct excess to the basement or windows big enough to pass bricks through? To haul away garbage.

Would you take down the chimney out side ? Patch with plywood and then with matching shingles etc.

I need to see the job to give you an exact idea.

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Date/Time7/31/2013 at 9:20:40 PM

How about 400.00.

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Alex from WestGuard in Surrey
Date/Time8/1/2013 at 4:53:07 PM


Without knowing more details of issues that could be involved it is difficult to provide an exact figure. However, as a rough and general idea:

About $500.

$50 ish for dump fee

$20 ish for mortar to cap chimney using the scrap bricks from the stove base.

$200 for the guys time to demolish

$170 for the guy to cap chimney

These are west coast figures and for your area the pricing ranges could be different depending on localized costs.

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John from JALS Corporation in Welland
Date/Time8/1/2013 at 5:47:55 PM


You are looking at 2 men 8 hrs each

Deposal fees

Truck and trailer cost's

Budget $1000.00 & Hst

Keep in mind that whom ever you hire make sure they are insured and have WSIB coverage


John Schertzing

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