I have a giant metal pipe filled with concrete or something, it doesn't go anywhere, it's just taking up space in my closet.
I assume there used to be a big wood burning stove in the kitchen, and this is where the pipe led to. They removed the stove but left the pipe, and walled it off. I'm no archaeologist but this is my best guess.
The pipe doesn't go anywhere. The top is open, the bottom is open, and the side is walled off. It's freestanding.
I'm not sure how I can even get started in removing it safely. I have a reciprocating saw, an angle grinder, and lots of patience. But I don't know what material I'm dealing with or how to properly and legally dispose of it. Any ideas?
Here's a picture of my kitchen wall.
On the other side of this wall is the hallway closet. Here's the view from that angle. Same wall, different side.
Inside this closet and to the left, there's this giant hunk of metal encasing concrete or clay or ... something.
Here's the top view.
Here's the bottom view.