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Question DetailsAsked on 9/17/2013

What should it cost to remove an interior chimney and repair hole in roof and hole in ceiling?

Free standing, Interior brick fireplace converted to gas, on a concrete slab (I'd guess it has a foundation under the chimney), 5' wide x 3' deep, 8' plaster textured ceiling, 6-7' height ceiling to roof in attic, 2-3' height above roof. Tear down , repairing roof and ceiling

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Obviously depends somewhat on how the house was built around it, but general numbers - about $2-3,000 demolition, and probably about $400-600 new floor where it was and ceiling, and maybe $200-300 roof repair. Floor repair will be tough, trying to match the existing flooring - I would suggest doing an accent item like a conversation pit or window-seat like moveable bench (maybe a hexagon or octagon ?) there to avoid a dramatic mismatch, which could be easily taken out when carpet or flooring replacement time comes around.

So - total around $2600-4,000 is what I would expect.

Since interior, be sure contract specifies dust control with negative pressure in the work area (vacuum outside sucking dust out of the area with visqueen isolation) and tarps over plywood protection for the flooring unless you are going to be replacing it next too.

Do bear in mind, assuming this chimney is functional, that you are spending several thousand to remove probably around $10-20,000 in resale value from your home.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD

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