The Ultimate Tools You Need for Demolition Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Demolition can be a fun part of home-remodeling, although clearing the rubble is less enjoyable. To get the job done efficiently, you need the right demolition tools. Take this quiz and see how to be destructive in a positive way.

What do you think is the one of the messiest parts of home renovation?

Demolition is probably the messiest part of the process.

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Is it always good to just swing that sledgehammer at the wall that needs to come down?

No, you should carefully consider the results of slamming at that wall and also what is behind it.

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What is a Pry Bar?

This is a crowbar, made of hardened metal, designed to pry apart nailed wood, glued tiles and other things.

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If you buy two crowbars, which would they be?

A good start would be a medium-sized S-shaped crowbar and a smaller, flat pry bar.

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What size should the crowbar be?

The crowbar should be between 18 inches and 2 feet (46 to 61 centimeters)

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Which other essential tool should accompany the crowbars?

A claw hammer is needed along with the crowbars.

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Faced with a demolition job, do you think only one hammer is necessary?

Different hammers, ranging from a household claw hammer up to a sledgehammer, are needed.

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When is a full-sized sledgehammer absolutely essential?

A brick wall demands the attention of a full-sized sledgehammer.

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What is a San Angelo Bar?

It is an extremely heavy type of pry bar.

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When would you use a San Angelo Bar?

Because of its weight, it is used basically for floor jobs.

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Just how heavy is a San Angelo Bar?

It weighs 17 pounds (7.7 kilograms)

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Why should you wear a hard hat (helmet)?

If you want to avoid a headache -- the major kind caused by falling debris -- wear a hard hat.

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What safety purpose is served by work gloves?

They basically protect your hands from blisters and cuts.

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Why would you wear a mask?

Dust, which is a by-product of demolition, will be filtered by a basic mask.

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What other basic household tool should you always have on hand?

Screwdrivers are needed for more delicate tasks, such as removing electric outlets and lightweight prying.

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