I want to remove this bricks and mortar step. I have a brick bolster and hammer. Will that do the job? It looks like it isn't so well "stuck" at the bottom. Should I start there and see if the whole thing comes off or should I try and remove the mortar from between each brick, one at a time? brick step

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    Hammer. Chisel. Swing. Wanna spend money? Rent jackhammer. Too heavy to lift. Commented Jul 9, 2018 at 13:50
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    By 'too heavy to lift' I'm referring to the idea of starting at the bottom and seeing if the whole thing comes off. You'll never lift that on your own as a single piece. Commented Jul 9, 2018 at 14:08
  • jam a crowbar under it and see if it lifts
    – jsotola
    Commented Jul 9, 2018 at 18:13
  • I'm a bit nervous of power tools. It would be my first time :-) That's not saying I wouldn't give it a shot though.
    – user87558
    Commented Jul 10, 2018 at 20:01

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I would knock it apart for easier lifting. You could've done a little experimenting and probably had it done in the time it took to post this. :)

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