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Hello all. I am new here. I am doing some work on my front door. The storm door is pulling away from the wood it is attaced to. I found two two inch strips of wood running vertically. Then the fluted molding on top. Here is the question. When removed the wood, I found cement nails had been use. My house is brick. How do I safely remove the nails. Really would appreciate some help. Thank you A.Simmers
 

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counter clock wise

Most cement nails that I have used can be best removed counter clock wise. To pull may bring morter chunk out.
Hello all. I am new here. I am doing some work on my front door. The storm door is pulling away from the wood it is attaced to. I found two two inch strips of wood running vertically. Then the fluted molding on top. Here is the question. When removed the wood, I found cement nails had been use. My house is brick. How do I safely remove the nails. Really would appreciate some help. Thank you A.Simmers
 

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the nails are hardened. a sawsall wont work very good. just hit the hail up and down like your bending it and it will either snap off or fall out.

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are the nails thru the door still? i was imagining them by them selves.
 

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Welcome to the site asimmers!
I agree with blockhead. A reciprocating saw will work if you use a bi-metal blade. This approach will cause the least amount of damage to your frame and brick.
 

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Are these cut or fluted masonry nails? Cut nails can be gently tapped back and forth - not up or down - to loosen them. Fluted nails should probably be cut off flush.
 
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