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OT - removing hearth from gas log fireplace..

JL
We have a gas log fireplace in our living room. The front has a trapezoidal hearth jutting out into the room.
The LOML would like to see the hearth gone. As far as I can tell, the entire fire place is a framed structure that is clad w/ a layer of stone. The stone layer is mortared in place w/ some really wide (1/2" or more) mortar joints. Any suggestions on how to take off the hearth? I was planning on using a stone chisel and small sledge.

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