Work without a permit, get burned

Save time, money with project plan
Published on Jul 29, 2009

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Several weeks ago we responded to a reader's question about possibly removing a fireplace in her 1920s Oakland house.

She made it clear she was going to hire this job out, but wanted our opinion on what we thought of the idea. We gave her the pros and cons as we saw them and also gave her a primer on what might be involved should she decide to take the plunge.