Remove a Ytong wall yourself

If there is no doubt that a Ytong wall is not a structural or stiffening element, it can be removed without expert knowledge. In order to avoid unpleasant surprises or to forget planning steps, careful preparation is advantageous.

General properties

Ytong is a lightweight gas concrete block. It is often bricked because of its easy processing ability, good dimensional stability and low weight. It has many smallest entrapped air pores created by the "baking soda" aluminum. Ytong cuts well and tears and smashes relatively easily.

Its fine grain and texture develops finer dust than other types of concrete and stone. Respiratory protection and dust locks are indispensable tools for disassembly. Sparks may be generated by very powerfully impacting metal striking tools such as a sledgehammer. Easily combustible material and larger accumulations of dust should therefore be avoided.

Remove a Ytong wall yourself: ytong

To remove a non-bearing wall from Ytong

  • water
  • Plastic films
  • Double-sided adhesive tape
  • sledgehammer
  • hammer and chisel
  • Debris transport containers
  • crowbar
  • Power Cut
  • safety goggles
  • working gloves
  • oxygen mask
  • paper Overall
  • Reinforced safety shoes as possible
  • If possible construction helmet
  • Order matching rubbish containers and have them set up

1. line control

Make sure that there are no electrical or sanitary ducts in the wall. At Ytong, thorough tapping can protect you from surprises as a final test.

2. dust locks

Glue to the sides of the doors, to the participating rooms on the outer and inner sides of each a plastic tarpaulin. Masking tape can form the "closures" for the hinged passage sides before starting work. Remove any dust-sensitive object from the rooms involved.

3. Calculate the amount of rubble

As a rule of thumb, you can multiply the square of the wall by the wall thickness. This volume measure in cubic meters doubles you and thus obtain an approximate value of the accumulating debris.

4. Rubble disposal

Two stable construction gyroscopes with two handles serve to transport the rubble into a container.

5. Approach and working direction

Start in the middle of the wall and cut a hole in the ytong with a cut-off grinder. Enlarge the hole with a hammer and chisel. When enough space has been created, switch to the sledgehammer when tearing off.

Tips & Tricks

In order to curb the enormous development of dust, you can spray water over and over again with the smashed or partially smashed ytongstones.

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