How big is this "house?"I bout some land that includes an old farmhouse. I would like to demolish the old house with my tractor. Can I do this project relatively safely?
The house is on a slab foundation. Bout 3000 square feet? Lots of mold. VERY large attic. My county won't touch fire burndowns.
Does your county have any burn restrictions? Are there any trees or large swaths that might catch if you burn the house yourself? I remember my uncle wanted to get rid of an old barn to put up a new steel building. His fire department didn't do burns but the dnr would help you develop a burn plan to safely burn it down yourself without starting a wildfire.The house is on a slab foundation. Bout 3000 square feet? Lots of mold. VERY large attic. My county won't touch fire burndowns.
I joke to my wife when we leave our house for a weekend or something that I sure hope one of those widow makers over the house fall while we are gone. It would really accelerate our remodel plans.Had a neighbor, complaining about how much it was going to cost to remodel and update his house.
Apparently, he made a burn pile too close to the house and it caught fire. The fire department came and put it out. However, it flared up and the house burned. Good thing he had everything moved out for airing prior to his 'accident'.. Insurance gave him a new house. I still do not know how he got away with it.
I just had an old chicken house and shed demolished on my property. Had a friend with a Kubota excavator rip it apart and pile it up. We burned it all last weekend. We spent the next few days sifting through the ash pile with rakes and a magnetic sweeper, hauling out what seems to be THOUSANDS of nails, spikes, staples. And bits of wire. I think I’ve got the majority of it all out. I will then, take the loader and CAREFULLY, as not to hopefully drive over the one nail I missed, scoop up the remaining ash, charcoal, unburnt bits, and other remaining debris and dump it all elsewhere.Years ago I demo'd a double wide mobile home on a piece of land I bought using hand tools and my pickup truck after weakening interior and exterior walls enough to collapse it. The only big issue with using your tractor I can think of is the plethora of nails and sharp bits that will be an issue for tires.
If the fire dept won't burn it then I'd probably rent a track hoe with a thumb and go about it that way. It would make short work of it and be a lot easier to clean up.