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The first in my series of remodeling Instructables that cover some common projects I encountered when remodeling my kitchen. All of the Instructables can be viewed in my Kitchen Remodeling Guide (Coming Soon).

In this part we tear down a couple of non-load bearing walls. In some cases Repeat(Sledge Hammer + Wall) = Removed Wall is a legitimate strategy but this Instructable shows a more civilized and less messy way of accomplishing the same thing.

Step 1: Tools

  • Drop cloths - Old blankets and sheets work well too.
  • Dust masks, glasses, and gloves - Safety first.
  • Sheet rock saw
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Claw hammer
  • Scoring knife
  • Screwdriver - Standard and Phillips bits are necessary.
  • Pry/Breaker Bars
  • Hack saw
  • Ladder
  • Shop vacuum
  • Helpers - A great opportunity to come together as a family, destroying things in the name of progress. Just provide a light at the end of the tunnel (a meal, etc.) to keep the helpers motivated.
Great share may I suggest that if you decide to remove any wall to make sure it is not a load bearing wall and sticking a box fan facing outside in a window near the tear out will cut back on a lot of sheet rock dust

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