Partial removal of chimney, will I be able to do it?
Hope everyone is doing well, so I have an unused chimney, I recently converted to gas and no longer use it to vent oil burner. I want to remodel and insulate my kids room but chimney is taking up some prime real estate in middle of second floor. I got some prices for chimney removal ranging from 4500-8000. I also got a price for 900 to remove the chimney to roof level, then seal and shingle over it. Getting up on roof and ripping it down is what I think will be hard for me to do myself. Also want roof professionally sealed. If I get that done, I’m thinking open up wall on second floor and remove chimney from second floor. Close up floor and leave rest of chimney for when I’m ready to remodel 1st floor and basement. Can I leave rest of chimney for later work or it has to come out all or nothing? By just removing second floor I can spend my time and energy remodeling upstairs. I’m a teacher by trade so only have a few weeks to really get work in. Thanks for everyone’s help as usual. Joe
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