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We just purchased our 12th home and the first that was older than 15 years. This Mobile Alabama house was built in 1900 and had a partial basement that housed a boiler.......we want to remove boiler and convert the basement to a wine cellar..............Are we dumber than door nails....
Any and all advice for very novice old house owners would be welcome
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I cut up an old boiler and removed it in pieces from a previous house. It just took a good chisel and a sledge hammer. I got speed and knowledge along the way from a dozen Budweisers and the soundtrack was by Trent Reznor. A friend who makes a living hauling junk disposed of the carcass. Don't use a burning torch, the smoke and odor is pure misery.
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I think I'm going to leave my boiler right now, though I guess I'll have to move it when I pour a basement floor. I would love to keep it as a wood stove, but I don't think that is very practical. Most likely I'll end up following your lead jeep.
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