The best way to demolish a little brick wall


Since this is a small wall, I do not wish to buy any expensive tools.

seems they used some mortar. I failed when trying to use nothing but a small (nail) hammer. Any tricks?

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Best Answer

I had the same problem with a much bigger wall and I was using a small sledge hammer. No matter how hard I swung the hammer the wall wasn't moving. So I got a bigger sledge hammer . . . one that has a 4 foot handle and a 12 pound head. It was about $20 at Harbor Freight (cheap tools but they work for weekend jobs). I took one swing at the top (it was actually a concrete counter top on top of a big wall) and it broke into 5 big pieces that I could then break down. It was amazing. Crazy what a difference a bigger hammer will make.